Chebeague Island Fire & Rescue
US National Tobogganing Championships

Last weekend, the Chebeague Island Fire & Rescue fielded a team in the 31st US National Tobogganing Championships, hosted at the Camden Bowl in Camden, Maine. The whole Fire & Rescue organization was involved, with Ralph, Brian & Christopher having the privilege to represent Chebeague Island and the work of the team. Initiated by Denise Bonneville, Chebeague F&R built the toboggan from scratch, beginning one year ago, including felling the tree (thanks to Ralph's mom for the donation), milling, steaming, bending, fabricating and refining the sled to its final precision state. The run drops down a 400ft chute in under 9 seconds with a top speed of 38mph, sending the victims (athletes) another 1,200ft across the frozen pond. The team tied for 29th out of more than 100 3-person entrants. Over 1300 participants from as far away as California were involved.

See the Video of their run