Song featured in Video: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away""performed by the Knickerbocker Four from Treasury of Babershop Quartets. Produced 2004 SOUNDIES. Released on Jan. 10, 2006.
Blessed Solanus Canoe the Wabash
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Registration now Open!
Event shortened to 12.5 miles (Huntington to Lagro, IN)
Due to COVID-19, we expect that social distancing will be a requirement at this event and will plan for the Mass, canoe trip, and shuttle transportation accordingly. Facial coverings are required for Mass / shuttle from Wabash back to Huntington. In July, we will inform participants of the latest directives on how to be safe during the canoe pilgrimage.
The Blessed Solanus Canoe the Wabash is a Diocesan pilgrimage celebrating Blessed Solanus Casey on his feast day, July 30th.
The pilgrimage begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Felix Friary in Huntington followed by a canoe launch from the Forks of the Wabash around 9:30 a.m.
We will pass by the towns of Andrews and Lagro on our way from Huntington to Wabash. We will also have a chance to visit the Hanging Rock and Wabash Reef National Natural Landmark. Haning Rock towers nearly 75 feet above the Wabash River. The National Parks Service calls Wabash Reef "one of the best known fossil reefs in the world."
Our canoe pilgrimage will cover 12.5 miles (we have shortened the trip to leave out the last 7 miles to Wabash. The river speed is much slower this summer than in 2019 and we did not want people out on the river for more than 6 hrs.) The Wabash River has the distinction of being the state river of Indiana. Livery service will be provided by Rustic Rivers Outfitters. All participants will be provided with either a canoe or kayak and will be shuttled back from Wabash to Huntington at the conclusion of our canoe trip. Cost is $60 / person which includes rental for a 2-person canoe, paddle and life vest. It also includes a hotdog / ice cream cone from Interurban Ice Cream and shuttle service from Lagro to Huntington.
If the event is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen factors, everyone will receive a full refund.
We invite all those completing 8th-12th grades in the spring of 2020 to attend our first ever Blessed Solanus Canoe the Wabash on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Please look below for pictures of St. Felix Friary, the view from the Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark, and artwork for social media and posters.