Don LaFever has thirty-one finishes and counting. He was inducted this year into the General Clinton Canoe Regatta Hall of Fame in 2013.
- The idea for the General Clinton Canoe Regatta was conceived by Charles Hinkley and a group of local businessmen in an effort to attract tourism to the local area.
- The General Clinton Canoe Regatta is named in honor of General James Clinton of the 1779 Revolutionary War "Sullivan-Clinton Expedition" down the Susquehanna River.
- In 1963, 2 canoes made a pilot trip down the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown to Bainbridge. This voyage took 18 hours and 25 minutes.
- The first race was held July 4th, 1963 and had 45 entries. Winners finished in 11 hours 45 minutes. Today, the race record is 6 hours 34 minutes, 34 seconds.
- First place prize in 1963 was $200 and today's first place prize is $3000.