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Boating Race on Gowanus Canal

By Lisa M. Collins

Despite federal Environmental Protection Agency warnings that water in the Gowanus Canal — a Superfund site, because it’s one of the most polluted waterways in the United States — can be cancerous if ingested or touched, a group called The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, which has long sponsored canoeing and kayaking on the canal, is hosting a boat race in the canal. Read all about it in The New York Times.

 

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Jude
April 13, 2013
3:46 AM

Whitewater Rafting Class I – VI Rating Scale [http://www.westernriver.com/riverscale/]
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CLASS IV: Long, difficult rapids, narrow passages, turbulent water that requires precise maneuvering and sends hearts racing.
CLASS V: All of the above and then some – large, complex, gushing rapids, twisting, and spinning to deliver the consummate adrenaline rush.
CLASS VI: The ultimate extreme, only the most expert should attempt this. Raft trips don’t go here. There’s too much other water to enjoy.
… and then there’s Gowanus Canal, where Bio-Level III risks compensate for want of white-water turbulence.