Canoe donated to WWALS 2021-05-29

Sue Raffaele this Saturday donated an Old Town canoe to WWALS.

[Donation of an Old Town canoe]
Donation of an Old Town canoe

She said she wanted the canoe to have a home with a water-related nonprofit. Well, that’s WWALS!

[Canoe donor Sue Raffaele, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman, WWALS E.D. Gretchen Quarterman]
Canoe donor Sue Raffaele, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman, WWALS E.D. Gretchen Quarterman

Her husband Bob used it to pick up trash on Lake Sheri in Valdosta.

Here you see the new canoe posed in front of the official Suwannee Riverkeeper vessel. Yes, it came with those nifty wheels, and paddles and PFDs.

[New canoe, Suwannee Riverkeeper vessel]
New canoe, Suwannee Riverkeeper vessel

The Old Town Camper canoe is actually slightly longer than the old canoe, although not as much longer as parallax makes it appear in this picture.

The old vessel was recently used to pick up trash at Sugar Creek, and more recently to saw deadfalls out of the way on the Withlacoochee River.

We think we’ll get a big Suwannee Riverkeeper sticker like on the old vessel, and then we’ll have a fleet!

Meanwhile, thanks to Sue and Bob Raffaele for the new canoe!

And thanks to Dr. Dennis Marks for linking us up.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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