Canoe Cruisers Association
The Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington, DC, founded in 1956, with over a thousand members in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia is a kayak and canoe club whose main purpose is to unite persons interested in paddling and whitewater kayaking in the Potomac River Basin and adjacent watersheds in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
In addition to being the largest kayak and canoe club in the Washington DC area, the Canoe Cruisers Association (CCA) provides support for the U.S. Olympic Whitewater Team. The CCA also works with local agencies such as the National Park Service to provide information, safe river paddling education and swiftwater rescue training to the general public.
- The Washington Post, Sunday, November 12, 2006; Page E03 - The Old Man and the Canal, By Angus Phillips