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Sail or sink

5th annual Cardboard Boat Races at Scales Pointe
Contestants paddle furiously in a kids race during the fifth annual Cardboard Boat Races at the Scales Pointe Campground and Marina near North Liberty on Saturday, Aug. 11. Participants were provided with large sheets of corrugated cardboard, duct tape, a utility knife and the spray paint of their choice with which to create a sea worthy craft. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

NORTH LIBERTY– For the fifth year, would-be nautical engineers cut, folded, shaped and taped corrugated cardboard sheets into vessels they hoped would survive a short trip in the waters of the Coralville Lake for a shot at a trophy and bragging rights.
Bobbers Grill and Scales Pointe Campground and Marina hosted its fifth annual Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday, Aug. 11, on the grounds near North Liberty with 14 entries with names on the boats including “Two Girls,” “Tweested Seasters,” “Captain America,” “Poseidon,” “Swisher Sinker,” “Vinnie” and “Jenny.”