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Busting Whitewater on the Clackamas River in May 2018Busting Whitewater on the Clackamas River in May 2018
Busting Whitewater on the Clackamas River in May 2018

Clackamas River Whitewater Festival

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May 18, 2019 @ 09:00 – May 19, 2019 @ 18:00 America/Los Angeles Timezone
Carters Bridge Day Use Area
Bob Mosier
Clackamas River Whitewater Festival @ Carters Bridge Day Use Area | Estacada | Oregon | United States

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was first held in 1984 by an informal group of river lovers. It’s a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. May 18th & 19th, 2019 marks the 36th anniversary of this great event on the Upper Clackamas River. The goal is to provide you with a place to learn, to challenge, to bond and simply spend a GREAT weekend with your fellow boaters. Please consider volunteering for the festival!

Event Raffle
Enter to win an OS Systems Drysuit! Enter for a chance to win a custom built drysuit from our great local manufacturer! A $5 raffle ticket could be your ticket to the most comfortable drysuit made. Visit the registration booth at the festival for your chance at this great opportunity.


I started this blog because I enjoy discovering new places and sharing my discoveries with others. I was raised on the Great Lakes on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin in the shipbuilding community of Sturgeon Bay. In the 60's National Geographic Magazine called Door County the Cape Cod of the Midwest. That means for me, being on and around the water, boats, shipyards, sailing, recreation, and heritage is hardwired in my DNA. Nearby Green Bay is older than many east coast cities after all thanks to the voyages of French Canadia fur traders.

In much the same way that the Great Lakes were once the frontier explored and fought over by Americans, English, French and the indigenous peoples of First Nations this blog is about frontiers. The frontiers where heritage, cultures, travel, exploration, recreation, and arts intersect and express themselves in countless coastal communities. Here we hope to capture some of those stories.

Sam is a trained Historica Archaeologist having worked for Colonial Williamsburg and many other museums. A Folklorist, Maritime Historian, Photographer and Museum Director he consults with organizations across the country.
Graduate Studies in Anthropology and Historical Archaeology, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA
Graduate Studies in Labor History, Vernacular Architecture, and American Material Culture, University of Delaware, Newark DE
Certificate in Museum Studies, University of Delaware, Newark DE
BA Anthropology, Ripon College, Ripon WI

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