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Cardboard Boat Races in the Harbor

May 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PLEASE NOTE: The Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce have announced that this event is postponed. We’ll update this listing with the rescheduled date as soon as possible. Thank you!


The Watertown Lions Club and the Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host Cardboard Boat Races in the Harbor, a fundraiser for the Lions Club and a fun, team event for aspiring boat builders in the area, on Sunday, May 29, at 11 am, at the Sackets Harbor Boat Launch on West Main Street.

Are you up for a challenge? Then gather an adventurous crew, choose your captain, and start drawing up your best cardboard boat plans. Teams of all ages are welcome, and costumed-crew and themed-boats are highly encouraged.

Registration is $25, and that covers your team for the race. Teams that register before May 8 receive a free Cardboard Boat Race t-shirt for your captain (or mascot).

The event begins at 11 am with a Rain Gutter Boat Race for kids 10 and under. The Cardboard Boat Race starts at 1 pm, when boats race each other in heats through a course laid out in the Harbor. The Watertown Lions Club will award prizes for:

  • The Clipper (the fastest boat)
  • The Bomb Vessel (most creative boat)
  • The Battlecruiser (best corporate/company boat)
  • The Hand Over Fist (most scholarship funds raised)
  • The Titanic (the best sinking ship)

For more information or to register your team, contact Karen Strife and Amy O’Brien, leaders of the Watertown Lions Club Boat Race Committee. Karen can be reached at 315-408-5397, and Amy can be reached at 315-767-7081.


Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Watertown Lions Club


Sackets Harbor Boat Launch
224 West Main Street
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 United States
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