The History of the Canoe – Part 2

Continuing our history of the canoe we look how the craft evolved as a leisure boat rather than its earlier role as a workhorse for the fur traders of North America. American sporting magazines and early media built up a demand for canoes as a great method of pursuing leisure activities. Stores sold canoes as a way of getting-away-from-it-all and […]

The History of the Canoe – Part 1

Canoes are always associated with fun and leisure, but it has not always been that way. Originally canoes were made from materials that were close to the waterways that they traveled on. This meant mostly tree bark or animal skins and wood that could be gathered from around the lakes, rivers and beaches that surrounded the waters. Today canoes are […]

How to Kayak – Part 2

The second part of How to Kayak gets more into the pastime of kayaking, how to handle the boats and what safety equipment you would normally use. In part one we learned about what types of materials kayaks are made out of, and what activities they can be used for. Paddles Continuing where we left off regarding paddles, the blades […]