Students at Cedarville University have been competing in cardboard canoe races for the past 20 years to launch Homecoming Weekend. This year, the competition will be held on Cedar Lake on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m.
The cardboard canoe tradition started as a class assignment for engineering students but it has evolved to include students from all different majors. Each boat is made from 40 feet of cardboard and 100 meters of packaging tape. The goal is to travel from the northern to the southern part of the lake without sinking. The winning team is the group that successfully reaches the goal in the shortest period of time.
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Radwanski, Amy C., "Students Preparing for 21st Annual Cardboard Canoe Races" (2014). News Releases. 88.