Seven homemade watercraft launched from Arlor Haven Campground August 4th in the 49th annual Tubie race. For the first time in three years, a new team with some familiar faces won the race.
‘The Floaters’, comprised of Melanie Saunders, Cole Beckstead, Marc Beckstead, Quinn Bennis, Abby Jordan, Lucas Bennis, Erika Jordan, Jonah Bennis, Jayme Henry, and Marcy Smith, finished the race in 26 minutes, 12 seconds, and took first place.
Just over a minute behind was three-in-a-row champions ‘Team Lee’. Team Barclay (Jeff and Laura) finished third, Team Cochrane fourth, Team Broad fifth, Toy Storage sixth, and Team St. Louis seventh. Sage Barclay’s team was unable to run the race due to a tube malfunction. Eight teams in total were entered in the race.
Prior to the race, the colourful Tubie Parade toured Morrisburg on August 3rd, drawing in the crowds along the parade route.
Tubie Parade photos by W. Gibb, Tubie Race photos by P. Blancher.
Tubie Race photos
'The Floaters', Team Lee, and Team Barclay cross the Morrisburg waterfront.
First place team 'The Floaters' hit the home stretch.
Traffic Jam at the launch.
'The Floaters' – 2019 Tubie Race champions
Tubie Parade photos
Oh those gorgeous Vegas Show Girls.
“Baby, it’s great Tubie in Vegas!”
Oh Tubie in this Casino!
The Blue Man Group hits the parade route.
What officers see in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
In the frame at Morris-Vegas.
Hannah and Connor McMahon ride the pink cadillac along the “Vegas Strip.”
Las Vegas Marriage - Shotgun Style.
Who says the King is Dead? ...Last seen driving a convertible in the Morrisburg Tubie Parade.
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