Canoe race winners, contestants complete river trek from San Marcos to Seadrift

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the race that started Saturday still had some contestants en route to the finish line

UPDATE: The last paddlers arrived at Seadrift at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday. 

SEADRIFT, Texas – The Texas Water Safari began Saturday and drew to an end earlier today with some contestants still making their way down the Guadalupe River from San Marcos headed toward the finish line in Seadrift.

 

These photos were taken by canoe race photographers Ashley Landis and Erich Schlegel.

First place overall was boat No. 1 featuring Nick Walton, Tim Rask, Tommy Yonley, and Kyle Mynar. They came through the Victoria RiversidePark checkpoint at 11:11 a.m. Sunday and crossed the finish line in Seadrift at 8:46 p.m. Sunday.

In 1962, Frank Brown and Bill “Big Willie” George took their v-bottom boat, without a motor, from San Marcos to Corpus Christi.

It took them thirty days.

The next year they set up the first Texas Water Safari.

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