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Oscoda in Iosco County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon

Established 1947

 
 
Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, October 27, 2021
1. Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon Marker
Inscription.  

Experience the Tradition
-North America's richest, longest nonstop canoe race.
-Middle Jewel of North America's Triple Crown of Canoe Racing.
-Men and women of all ages paddle 120 miles nonstop through the night to compete for cash and prizes.
-Over 50,000 spectators line the river the last weekend in July.
-The world's toughest spectator sport.
-Volunteers make the marathon happen.
 
Erected by Michigan Canoe Racing Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 26.148′ N, 83° 39.055′ W. Marker is in Oscoda, Michigan, in Iosco County. Marker can be reached from River Road near Chambers Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oscoda MI 48750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lumberman’s Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); High Accuracy Geodetic Control Mark (approx. 1.3 miles away); Symbols of Law and Order (approx. 1.3 miles
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away); At The Rollway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jam Below! (approx. 1.3 miles away); Working the River (approx. 1.3 miles away); Moving the Load (approx. 1.3 miles away); Legacy (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oscoda.
 
Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, October 27, 2021
2. Au Sable River International Canoe Marathon Marker
Canoe Paddlers Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, October 27, 2021
3. Canoe Paddlers Monument
The monument is located down the path from the marker.
Au Sable River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, October 27, 2021
4. Au Sable River
View of the Au Sable River race course from the marker/monument area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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