PWA to Paddle Linekin Bay and the Back River

The Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers is offering a choice of either salt or fresh water paddles on Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Paddlers should arrive 20 minutes prior to launch.

The destination for the saltwater paddle is Linekin Bay (Cabbage and Negro Islands) in East Boothbay. This trip involves ocean paddling and there is no public rest room at the launch site. For directions, visit the PWA web site at htttp://www.pemaquidwatershed.org/water/pwa-paddlers/. The paddle duration will be approx. 2 hours with optional lunch at the Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant. Peter Lawrence and Diane Gilman will be leading this paddle.

The fresh-water paddle, with a duration of about 2 hours, will take place on the Back River on Westport Island, where there is a public rest room, and will be followed by an optional lunch at the Montsweag restaurant. Jean Smith will be leading this paddle. For directions visit the PWA web site noted above.

All paddles are free and open to the public. Paddlers must supply their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) and bring, or have on file, a standard release form which is available at PWA’s web site or from the trip leader. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The paddle will be automatically cancelled in the event of rain. For the entire 2015 schedule, please visit the PWA web site noted above. For any questions on a specific paddle, please contact Peter Lawrence at 563-7663 or paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

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