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Swimmer completes record double crossing of Lake Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — A record-breaking ultra-marathon open water swim has been completed on Lake Memphremagog by an Indiana man. Stephen Rouch of Indianapolis swam the 50-mile length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec, and back to Newport, in 25 hours and 12 minutes. Rouch left from the EastSide Restaurant in Newport at 11:00…

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Four more swimmers complete 25-mile marathon swim from Newport to Magog

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NEWPORT — This week four marathon open water swimmers completed the 25-mile, international swim on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec, known as In Search of Memphre. On Wednesday, they entered the water from the EastSide Restaurant at midnight, swam through the night, and arrived at the beach at Parc du la Baie-du-Magog…

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Zebra mussels identified in Magog Bay, Lake Memphremagog

in Magog/Newport/News

NEWPORT — This week the Memphremagog Conservation Inc (MCI) released a study confirming that there are zebra mussels present in Magog Bay, which is located at the northern edge of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec. Zebra mussels are an invasive species. They are a small freshwater mollusk that attaches to firm surfaces and can clog pipes…

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Teen becomes youngest to complete historic 25-mile swim across Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — Swimmers participating in the 25-mile length of Lake Memphremagog amateur swim known as “In Search of Memphre,” were greeted with headwinds from the north ranging from 10 to 20 MPH for the first 15 miles on Wednesday. The waves and chop were high. Despite conditions, two of the seven swimmers completed the international…

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Flag exchange celebrates two active watershed stewards of Lake Memphremagog

in Eastern Townships/Magog/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Thirty people enjoyed a perfect summer day floating along the US – Canadian border to honor the dual citizenship of beautiful Lake Memphremagog and the anniversaries of the lake’s two active watershed stewards.  Memphremagog Conservation, Inc (MCI), is celebrating 50 years and Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA), 10 years.  On board for the celebration were representatives from MCI…

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Another swimmer goes the 25-mile distance between Newport and Magog

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NEWPORT — Last week Charlotte Brynn swam the 25-mile distance on Lake Memphremagog between Magog, Quebec, and Newport, Vermont, in 13 hours and 28 minutes. She left the public beach in Magog at 5:33 a.m., arriving at 7:01 p.m. at Newport City Dock. Brynn is a New Zealander currently living in Stowe, where she works…

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Lenning and kayaker Don Houghton Jr. of Craftsbury in Derby Bay heading north.

Craig Lenning completes 25 mile swim from Newport to Magog

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NEWPORT — Craig Lenning, 36, from Denver, Colorado and his wife, May Spengler, came to town to quietly take care of some unfinished business. A 25 mile international swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. Twice denied in September of 2014, first by a thunderstorm and then by a sudden illness, Lenning was able to…

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Open water swimming season underway in the NEK

in Arts and Entertainment/Magog/Newport

NEWPORT — The open water swimming season on Lake Memphremagog is underway as lake temperatures continue to rise. The Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association’s First Splash on May 24 saw four swimmers take on the 54 degree water. Charlotte Brynn, a Kiwi living in Stowe, and Amanda Hunt, an Aussie living in Naperville, Illinois,…

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