Independence Day weekend paddle planned

Independence Day weekend paddle planned

Independence Day weekend paddle planned

Themo Patriotis
Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 01:26 PM.

The Forgotten Coast Paddle Club is planning a special event for Independence Day weekend.

On Thursday, July 3, paddlers carrying American flags will put in at the site of the old Breakaway Lodge off Bluff Road and paddle to Riverfront Park for the Independence Day festivities.

Meet at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum at 9 a.m. and shuttle to Breakaway. The easy, three-mile paddle should finish up at about noon.

Rental kayaks are available for $20 from Journeys of St. George Island and the maritime museum. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit

On Saturday, June 7, members of the paddle club put in under the bridge near Battery Park and set off on a mission.

The club has committed to help with Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20. Last Saturday, they scouted the area between Battery Park and Lafayette Park to make sure the task is feasible.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Coastal Cleanup Navy, contact Lois Swoboda at 653-5857.

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