- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Cardboard boat engineers are preparing to test their skills this weekend on the waters of the Kawkawlin River.

The Bay City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1oJ2eR1 ) the Kawkawlin River Watershed Association is holding the inaugural Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday. Events begin in Bay County’s Bangor Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit, after the fourth annual Kawkawlin River Poker Paddle.

For the Cardboard Boat Races, workers at Gougeon Bros. Inc. in Bay City are among those putting the finishing touches on their entries.

Families, individuals, groups and corporations are competing for trophies in four categories including speed and the “Titanic award” for the most dramatic sinking. Other categories include “Pride of the Fleet” for best engineering details and design. There’s also an award for costumes.

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Online:

https://www.kawkawlinriver.com

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Information from: The Bay City Times, https://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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