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Whitewater derby a wild ride into Mechanicville

#23 Jim Ernst of Wilton navigates through the waves during the Tenandeho Whitewater Derby. The race on the Anthony Kill began in Halfmoon, and finished four miles in Mechanicville.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
#23 Jim Ernst of Wilton navigates through the waves during the Tenandeho Whitewater Derby. The race on the Anthony Kill began in Halfmoon, and finished four miles in Mechanicville.
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Justin Crannell’s voyage down the Tenandeho Creek was off to speedy start until he happened upon an errant tree branch sticking out from the shore. The limb jammed into the Queensbury man’s life jacket, tearing through the fabric and becoming lodged into its foam material. The snag caused his kayak to list and then tip over into the near-freezing water of the rushing creek also known as the Anthony Kill. “I got impaled by a ...

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