Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial
Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival Canoe Race
2022 Date: Saturday, July 23rd
Canoes and kayaks racing at the 2017 Remington I race
The Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial (Rem I) is a 10 mile downstream race on the Oswegatchie River from Heuvelton to Ogdensburg, NY. The course is flatwater, however there is one shallow water section by Eel Weir State Park and one short portage around the Eel Weir Dam at the six mile mark.  SLVP is proud to be a co-sponsor of this race in 2021 with the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival.
Race Details
Pre-registration is required and will close Friday, July 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Launch is located at the Heuvelton Boat Launch off Lisbon St./Horseshoe Rd. in Heuvelton, NY.
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Two buoys will mark both the start and finish lines.
Race Start Times
  • First line: 9:30 a.m.
  • Second line: 10:00 a.m.
Race Finish is 12:30 p.m. at the boat launch, river left, under the Lafayette Street bridge in Ogdensburg.
Portable toilets will be available at the start and finish launch and landing sites.
Results will be posted following the race at: and on the SLVP Facebook page.
Race Entry Fees:
  • $20 solo canoe, kayak or SUP
  • $35 tandem canoe or kayak
  • $50 C-4 canoe
Exact change or check payable to Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival is due on race day. 
C-4 canoe at the beginning of the portage during the 2017 Remington I race the portage
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Awards ceremony at the Remington I race