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Who Was Mickey Morphy? Noteworthy Paddles to Portage

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This Saturday the Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival returns to Carleton Place –here is a little history to go along with the poster.

 

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Read about Dave Findlay here.

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    1970’s Carleton Place Canadian

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                                                                      1970’s Carleton Place Canadian

in 1900 the Carleton Place Canoe Club was reorganized as a racing association and joined the new international canoe association.  A district grouping to include Ottawa, Brockville, Aylmer, Britannia and Carleton Place clubs was planned and they ordered their first war canoe.The club was originally conceived in 1893 as the Ottawa Valley Canoe Association. Our Carleton Place Canoe Club is the only surviving charter member of the association, and the oldest existing sprint racing club in Canada!

Who is Mickey Morphy? Watch the Carleton Place Canoe Club Trailer below. There is also a brief glimpse of John Edwards in the clip

February 1956

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Feb 1956, Mon,  Page 30

Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum