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Santa’s new tradition: Windsurfing on the Penobscot River

By John Clarke Russ, BDN Staff

Santa continued his annual early November tradition of windsurfing on the Penobscot River in downtown Bangor Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2011. This year he had a little backup from his helpers on a wave runner: Rhonda Hess of Bangor and Linda Mitchell-Storer of Orrington. With little wind to propel him, the current took him about a half mile downstream before he pulled his craft ashore and returned to the North Pole.


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