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    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    So I admit it............Minnesotans are little strange! Every year we gather together in the hottest time of year to race in poorly constructed craft made out of cardboard and duct tape.

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Sorry, but this is gonna be my weeks theme, must be the heat

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Hi Randy,
    Keep them coming, I love seeing what everybody doing in their community's.
    It’s good that so many people get involved; if I lived nearer, I’d be there and get involved.
    Looks like a great event.

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Competition was fierce

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    And quite colorful

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    For a few, a wet walk

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    In the end, they all met the same fate

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    A great series showing people having fun! I think you've captured the spirit of the race well.

    For me, making boats of cardboard and duct tape is weird! Here in Trondheim, Norway we have a bathtub race each year, and that's normal

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    I just love the title of the event - The Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races. Wonderful.

    And although the might never hang in a fine art gallery, the importance of photography such as this is about providing an important social history.

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Neat series... Looks like a lot of fun... Especially in very hot weather!

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    The races were spaced about half an hour apart (actually there was an hour between the first two as the entries in the scheduled second race all sank). I took advantage of the lull in the action by turning attention to the crowd.

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    2012 Queen of the Lakes taking a breather from her official duties

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    I support her cause

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Was willing to pose

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    Floats better than the boats

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Concurrent with the boat races was the sand sculpture competition

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    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    The prevalence of young ladies in bikinis made this a most satisfying photo opportunity

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    Re: Minneapolis Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races

    Ahh! I remember these annual races in the summer when I used to live in Edina through HS. I used to windsurf on lake Calhoun and Harriett when they had these races.

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