Library Cardboard Boat Race 2000!
Short photo essay of
the 2000 Merrimack Library Cardboard Boat Race..
Last update: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
|Well, this time it only took me 6 months to get
the photo library online for the cardboard boat race. I'm getting better!
This year, like all previous years was just, well, special! It was fun,
nerve wracking, exhilarating, educational... All those participating; staff, boat
builders and spectators alike, had a great time and a wonderful day!
|With the following
Photo essay's, I hope to capture some of the excitement and fun that was the rule for the
day. Special thanks go out to Pat Heinrich and Bruce & Sue Luhrs, without whom
this event would not exist!
The photo essay's
(albums) are located via the links below. Enjoy! Oh! And I love feedback, so
feel free to drop me a note!
The photo at the top of this page is me crossing the finish
line in the Merrimack Cup race with my canoe (Big Red) half submerged and me paddling like
mad for the finish line! The picture
|above is my son and daughter (Joe & Jen)
climbing into the guitar boat (DreadNot) that they spent the summer building. Many
more pix inside!
The first 3 albums are photo
essays of the construction of the 3 boats that the Flis family entered this year. I
hope you find it as interesting as I do how these things go together and how exciting it
is to watch it take shape from a collection of old boxes to such a wonderful, functional
NOTE: All of the photographs found in the
photo albums below are available in higher resolution, some suitable for printing.
If you see a photograph from these albums that you would like to have, in higher
resolution, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have no problem emailing you copies (within reason, of course *S*) of these
pictures for your own personal use. However, All photographs found on Toad's
Tavern website are copyright in the name of Jim Flis and I retain all rights to the use of
these photos. Please refer to my copyright
page for details and information concerning fair use of my photographs.
|Big Red Canoe
||This is the same photo
album from 1999 but is included here for completeness. Big Red is the first
cardboard boat to compete 2 years in a row. Big Red also has the distinction of
being the only cardboard boat to win the Merrimack Cup two years in a row!
|The Merrimack Belle
construction essay. Boat designed and built by Jim Flis and Ken Coleman
construction essay. Boat designed and built by Jim, Joe and Jen Flis
|A day at the races
||This album is a
collection of pictures from race day, but does not include any of the races. See the
next photo album for race pictures!
|And they're OFF!
||Here they are! All of
the winners and the winners too (you see, there really are no losers when you have THIS
good a time!)
Results, Festival 2000
||List of all the trophy
winners at the 2000 Merrimack Library Cardboard Boat Festival