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Half Marathon Race

June 14, 2014

Mandatory Race Briefing for all Paddlers - Friday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.

New race Start Time - see Schedule


This year's course (13 miles) will start at Red Barn Park's Gislason Beach and paddle counter clockwise to Washington Harbor for the finish. Boats will be trailered back to Gislason Beach.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the Lake Michigan water level is 13" higher than at this time last year.

There will be no buoys on the East Channel, and a portage at the Rock Island Cut will not be necessary

Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event
Half Marathon Race
Finish Place Finish Time Name
1 1:25:40 Jim Rauchle
2 1:27:30 Tim & Susie Wyrick
3 1:38:21 John Harrington
4 1:38:36 Joe Welna
5 1:42:26 William Feiges
6 1:45:20 Tom Kissner
7 2:11:07 Nick Conger
8 2:17:32 Mike Saxton
9 2:18:32 Mitch Biba
10 2:23:10 Jim Killinger
1:47:31 David Lloyd - M
2:07:24 Tim Philosophos - M

M - Marathon racer who pulled out at Jackson Harbor

    Race Start: Red Barn Park - Gislason Beach


    East Channel of Washington Island - Sandy to rocky bottom; 0 to 7 ft depths, gradually deepening to 5 to 10 

    feet further eastward. Rocky outcroppings and shallow waters close to Washington Island shoreline.


    South East Side of Washington Island - From the Sand Dunes Park, to Njord Heim (small harbor with

    100-ft tall flag pole).


     Shallow and rocky shore of the Washington Island South East Side


    Hog Island and Percy Johnson County park are half way between East Channel and Rock Island Cut.

    North east shore of Washington Island with flat ledges of table rock extending from shore into the lake.


    Rock Island Cut -- North East corner of Washington Island where waters of Lake Michigan join Green Bay.

    The small gap in the isthmus between Washington and Rock Islands, man-made in the 1930's,

    is known as "the Cut."


   The Cut narrows is a small strait with some swift current that may be only knee-deep, or ankle deep,

    depending upon the day, wind direction, or lake levels. Approaches are shallow from the southeast

    (lakeside) with a sharp drop-off to the west of the cut.


    Jackson Harbor -- A boat channel marks passage for the Karfi Ferry between Washington and Rock Islands.


                             North Shore of Washington Island approaching Washington Harbor.





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