The Missouri River will soon be dotted with kayaks and canoes for the annual Missouri River 340 race starting on Aug. 24, 2010. Most of these boats carry single paddlers or small teams, but there will be one boat on the water this year that will dwarf the others — a 41-foot, bright orange dragon boat carrying 21 paddlers from Kansas City to St. Charles as Team Beauties and Barnacles.
Missouri River 340 team raises money for hospital
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