Michigan "floatilla' record attempt falls short

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) - Organizers of an effort to form a world-record "floatilla" off Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula may try again next year after falling short of their goal.

The Suttons Bay school district had hoped 2,000 people in canoes or kayaks would band together to form a world-record "floatilla" last Saturday. The district near Traverse City fixed its finances following a plea to the public for help and wanted to celebrate with the record attempt.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle and MLive.com report about 1,750 kayakers and canoeists officially showed up. Organizers had hoped for 2,000. The Suttons Bay total fell about 150 boats below the Guinness World Records mark of about 1,900 boats.

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