1954. Hank Feldhauser, Sr. (in back) and John Stephan (in front). "Really Digging in, trying to catch the canoe ahead"
1954. Hank Feldhauser, Sr. (in back) and John Stephan (in front). "Getting ready to shove off."

1954. Bernie Fowler, John Stephan, Hank Feldhauser, Don Feldhauser. Bernie and Don placed 1st, Hank and John placed 3rd.

MCRA Canoer's Memorial Monument

The 2017 MCRA Canoers Memorial Monument Induction Ceremony

August 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at the Canoer's Monument

The Canoer's Monument was created in 1968 to honor canoe racers and supporters of the AuSable Canoe Marathon.

Thirteen paddlers and volunteers have been nominated for the Canoer's Monument in 2017. Over the coming weeks, each nomination will be reviewed to ensure they meet the qualifications to be inducted to the monument.

Nominees: John Nemeth, Shawn Smith, Rejean Huard, Joseph Siefert Jr.. Bob Proulx, Paul Short, Doug Welch, Edward Martella III, Bill Martella, & Stevey Staples (non-paddler).

Donations made on behalf of any of the nominees will go towards the name plaques and engraving for the monument.

If there are any questions, or information regarding the nominees please contact Bob Bradford at 810-664-8005 or

About the Monument

Here is a link to a list of people currently honored on the Canoer's Memorial Monument

Visiting the Monument

Click here for driving directions to the Monument via Google Maps

History of the Monument

A History of the MCRA Canoer's Memorial Monument
by Karen Rouse, Oscoda Press, February 8, 2006

Nomination Information

The Canoers' Memorial Monument Committee is accepting nominations. The annual deadline for nominations is March 15. Details on requirements and Committee contact information is available on the form.


Download - Nomination Induction Form (PDF Format, 356 KB)


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