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Friends In High-Water Places

Even if it’s just a half-inch underwater, a submerged dock is useless. You might be able to walk on it—if you don’t mind wet feet on a wobbly surface—but you can’t tie boats or fenders to it. Floating docks, at least of the portable kind, don’t face this problem when water levels get high. But fixed docks do, and that exactly what has happened to the fixed city dock in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., which will host the lunch stop for next weekend’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run.

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Thanks to a group of amazing volunteers, zero-hour dock construction at the lunch stop was no problem at the lunch stop for the upcoming 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run.

Though the water level in the area reportedly has crested and is receding, it won’t drop enough in time for those docks to be useful for the poker run’s lunch stop, a first for the sold-out, three-year-old event.

The Alexandria Bay lunch stop is a big deal for the event organizers. In years past, participants had to return to their starting point in Clayton, N.Y., for their midday meal. As excellent as those accommodations were, a change of scenery for lunch was a worthy goal.

And waterfront communities don’t get more beautiful than Alexandria Bay.

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