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Hornbeck Canoe Raffle - Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

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Hornbeck Canoe Raffle - Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to Raffle 

One-of-a-Kind Hornbeck Canoe

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, a non-profit based in Saranac Lake, New York, is raffling a very unique, one-of-a-kind Hornbeck canoe. Pete Hornbeck invited his fellow members of the League of Extraordinary Adirondack Gentlemen (LEAG) to build this special boat in August, 2020, when, due to Covid-19 limitations, they were unable to go on their annual camping expedition. The boat is signed by each LEAG member, and displays a beautiful loon on both sides of the boat.


Pete Hornbeck was a dedicated environmental advocate and an elementary teacher by profession. He started building boats as a hobby in 1971 and eventually left teaching to devote himself full-time to his craft. For decades, he built his small Kevlar canoes, enabling thousands of people to explore Adirondack waterways, where he also greatly enjoyed paddling. Unfortunately, Pete unexpectedly passed away in December, 2020, but his legacy of building lightweight canoes continues on, thanks to the dedicated staff of Hornbeck Boats.  


“We are extremely grateful to Pete and the LEAG members, including Dan Berggren, Tom Bessette, Tom Curley, Neal Estano, Mike Prescott, and Dr. Daniel Way, for building this fantastic canoe to help support our loon conservation efforts in the Adirondacks,” said Dr. Nina Schoch, ACLC’s Executive Director. “We hope people will help us honor Pete’s memory by making this raffle a huge success.” 


Raffle tickets are $20 each, or 6 for $100.  To download a form to purchase raffle tickets, learn about and see photos of Pete and of the boat being built, visit the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation website. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 518-354-8636.


The winning ticket will be drawn on October 10, 2021 – attendance is not required to win.


The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that conducts scientific research and engaging educational programming to promote and inspire passion for the conservation of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in and beyond New York’s Adirondack Park.

To learn more about the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, visit their website or facebook page, email, or call (518) 354-8636. The Adirondack Loon Center at 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.