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Congratulations to Suttons Bay Flotilla for setting a new Guinness Record with a raft of 2,099 canoes and kayaks on August 30, 2013!

 

 

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Inlet’s Guinness World Record Attempt  September 13, 2014

Despite the cool, damp weather, over 3,150 boats with participants from 31 states, 2 Canadian Provinces, Thailand and Belgium converged on Fourth Lake in Inlet, NY on September 13 to shatter the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guideboats.

The raft, held together only by hands, fulfilled a Guinness rule by free-floating for at least 30 seconds.  A seaplane carrying photographer Nancie Battaglia flew overhead capturing what will become Inlet’s third record-breaking event.  A second plane piloted by Jim Payne, containing videographer Lori Diemer, recorded the moment for the Guinness Committee.  Earlier, videographer Eric Mishalanie with the assistance of Casey Hamlin recorded the entry process as each boat picked up a numbered sticker and moved into the raft-up area.

All of this video and photographic evidence has been sent off to London so that Guinness can verify the accuracy of the count.

One Square Mile of Hope Committee co-chairs Carolyn Belknap and Connie Perry thank the committee members, Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, and our participants and sponsors for their dedicated support that made our success possible.

Inlet has once again lived up to its title of “The Little Town That Could,” and did.

Click on the links below to see photos from One Square Mile of Hope 2011

Click here for photos taken by our official ground photographer Barry Lobdell

Click here for a wonderful video of our 2011 event. Thanks, PureADK!

Click here for photos submitted by participants

Click here for a video slideshow of photos from One Square Mile of Hope 2011

 

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND BRAVED THE WEATHER WITH US FOR AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.

OUR COUNT OF 3150 BOATS RAFTED TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY GUINNESS AND WE ONCE AGAIN HOLD THE RECORD!

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Share Your Photos!

We have set up a Group on Flickr so that everyone can share photos taken at One Square Mile of Hope.  If you aren't already a member, you can join Flickr for free.  The group can be found at this link:

 

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2744355@N23/

Click here to let us know if you have questions/feedback.

Thanks to Clark Lubbs of the Starving Artist Gallery in Old Forge for taking some amazing photos on the ground and on the water yesterday.  Click here to take a look.

 

And many thanks to Will Sillin for standing on top of Rocky Mountain for 3 hours and putting together this incredible time lapse video. You have to get chills watching this, especially if you were there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXwCF5BdA7M