Doug Puckering, 82, front, and his son David Puckering practice for the Ski to Sea Race April 28 at Lake Terrell Wildlife Area west of Ferndale. Doug Puckering built the cedar strip canoe himself and will be the oldest competitors in this year’s race.
Doug Puckering, 82, front, and his son David Puckering practice for the Ski to Sea Race April 28 at Lake Terrell Wildlife Area west of Ferndale. Doug Puckering built the cedar strip canoe himself and will be the oldest competitors in this year’s race. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Doug Puckering, 82, front, and his son David Puckering practice for the Ski to Sea Race April 28 at Lake Terrell Wildlife Area west of Ferndale. Doug Puckering built the cedar strip canoe himself and will be the oldest competitors in this year’s race. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

At 82, he’ll be the oldest competitor in Ski to Sea, but he won’t likely be the slowest

May 26, 2017 06:00 AM