Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Sat., Dec. 27
SUBSCRIBE
Serving the community of Ogdensburg, New York
43°F
Related Stories

Olympic canoer may help build parks in St. Lawrence County

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

A renowned canoeist soon may be coming to St. Lawrence County as a consultant for a proposed chain of whitewater parks along the Raquette River.

Scott Shipley, an Olympian and three-time silver medalist in the canoe slalom world championships in the 1990s, owns S2O Design and Engineering Inc., a whitewater park consulting firm in Boulder, Colo.

The firm soon will be presented to the Potsdam village board for approval as consultant for the early planning stages of the proposed whitewater parks.

If the firm is chosen, Mr. Shipley would survey sites in Colton, Canton and Potsdam to determine their viability as tourist destinations for whitewater enthusiasts, and the possibility of creating a manmade kayak park along some stretches of the river.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
OGD on FacebookOGD on Twitter
Thursday 's Covers