Wilderness Voyageurs marks 50 years

OHIOPYLE — Wilderness Voyageurs founder Lance Martin took 300 people white-water rafting in the Youghiogheny River in 1959, the company’s first year in business. That was a lot, considering that less than 2,000 people in the world were believed to have ever braved white water at that time.

Two years later, the up-and-coming business took more than 3,000 people down the river. Since his late father founded the company, Eric Martin said Wilderness Voyageurs has guided 600,000 people down the Yough and rivers in several other states.

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