The Quest Team

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Thanks for the feature, 207!

By on September 16, 2016


John Connelly wanted to do something big as he approached his 60th birthday.

So, he set off on a dream trip. Starting in April, he paddled a canoe the entire length…

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Storming Home

By on July 1, 2016

I waited out the high winds and thunderstorms at the Inn on Peaks Island, enjoying great food, Shipyard’s new Island Time IPA and time with Nicole who commuted to…

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A note from John

By on June 29, 2016

Finally, I am safely on land and I am dry!

Thanks to you, this has been a most successful and absolutely incredible first-ever 1500-mile, 70-day canoe and kayak expedition linking…

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A note from Nicole

By on June 21, 2016

Hello Paddle Quest 1500 Supporters!

65 days and over 1400 miles later and John is in Portland! Can you believe it?!? Yesterday, the privateer tall ship Lynx fired a cannon…

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New River Beach, New Brunswick to Portland Maine

By on June 21, 2016

Dan Carr and I departed New River Beach Provincial Park in pea soup fog with only 25 yards of visibility. GPS navigation took us past numerous aquaculture salmon pens…