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Welcome to the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society

The Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society is a non-profit organization of outdoor-loving people, with membership primarily from Maine. The Society was formed in 1969 by Bangor-area canoeing pioneers with a sense of humor and a fondness for chowder suppers. Over the years the club has grown, the boats have changed, and the activities available to members have expanded, but the friendly and supportive nature of the PPCS remains the same.

Whether your idea of great paddling is Class V whitewater or tripping on wilderness lakes, you'll find members of the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society who share your passion!


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Upcoming Trips/Events
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Dates River/Event Section Class TC
Saturday, April 4Probably SheepscotWhitefield to HeadtideIIDave Lanman, Carolyn Welch
Sunday, April 5 (Easter)Probably St. GeorgeSearsmont to N. AppletonIISkip Pendelton, Carolyn Welch
Saturday, April 11Probably Carrabassett or SandyMiddle and/or Lower, or Phillips to StrongII/ IIICarolyn Welch, Ken Severy
Sunday, April 12Probably Middle SacoBartlett to Humphrey's LedgeIITom Sawyer, Tom Meredith
Saturday, April 18TC's Choice, NH RiversIII-IVRyan Galway
Sunday, April 19TC's choiceIICarolyn Welch, Dave Lanman
Monday, April 20 (Patriot's Day)TC's choiceIICarolyn Welch

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Waterville Pool Session Extended one week Waterville Pool Session Extended one week Saturday 3:00 pm 5:00 pm April 4, 2015 FINALWEEK! Waterville YMCA/Boys & Girls Club Alfond Youth Center 126 North Street Waterville ME Traveling North or South on I-95 take exit 130. Pool Sessions: $15.00 for boaters to enter pool.** Age 13 and under No charge. No charge for spectators to observe from poolside bleachers. Heated Olympic Pool Practice share your knowledge Coaching for new boaters Bring a boat and your gear. Bring a friend Clean boats please; hose is available inside pool area. Weather cancellation announcement - call 873-0684 or 873-0685 after 12:00 noon on Saturday. Questions: call Paul Faria 660-5102 or Dana DiBiase 993-2611

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