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Fall Colors Cruise

Emily Johnson  | Published on Monday, September 22, 2014
MCA Fall Color Cruise on the St. Croix River and Builders Contest 
Information can be found at
Saturday October 4, 2014
Come join our MCA cruisers for a view of the St. Croix River in its fall splendor.
Basic Route
Osceola Bridge Landing Rt. 243 to William O’Brien State Park at Marine on St. Croix.
Schedule: (MN State Parks Stickers or Daily Entrance Fee Required at Parks)
9:30     Arrive at Osceola Bridge Landing, sign in, unload, get ready.
9:45     Start shuttle to O’Brien take outs.
10:15   Start Paddling
12:00   Lunch below the RR swing bridge.
12:45   Builders Contest ( See rules below )
1:15     Start Paddling
3:00     Arrive at O’Brien load up and finish shuttle.
4:00     Wrap up.
General Info
The trip will be insured by the USCA. There will be a $4.00 per person charge payable to the MCA for non MCA members. A USCA waiver must be filled out and signed by all participants. 
All boats must comply with US Coast Guard rules. PFD for each person and 1 whistle per boat.
Shuttle will be run by participants and coordinated by MCA leaders. River access not requiring a fee are at Osceola Landing and Log House Landing.
Bring your own food and beverage.
Builders Contest Rules
Boat must have been made with in the last 5 years by the person entering the boat.
Classes will be determined on the day of the event.
Winners will be determined by a vote of the people present.
Any Questions contact.
David Shanteau
Education & Safety Director

Last year the MCA and the Loppet Foundation bought six 18 foot Jensen canoes. The Canoes will be available for the Fall Color Cruse on a first come first served bases. The cost for the use of a canoe will be $30.00 MCA or Loppet member $40.00 nonmember. Reservation must be made and confirmed by September 22 with David Shanteau Email or 651-433-2157.