To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part 4

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part 4

“So you’re starting to see what I mean about all the sanding?” says Ron Pellinen, my wooden canoe-building mentor, when I walk into his shop on a brisk March morning in Northern Ontario. Perched[...]

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part III

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part III

Affixing an old canoe’s second skin

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part 2

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part 2

Removing and replacing broken parts is step two in restoring an old beauty

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part I

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part I

(Ed’s note: This is the first piece in a series.) “The canoe is the simplest, most functional, yet aesthetically pleasing object ever created.” —Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle By C[...]

How To Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe

How To Restore Your Wood-Canvas Canoe

A review of Mike Elliott’s new book, 'This Old Canoe'

The Best Way to See New England’s North Forest Canoe Trail

The Best Way to See New England's North Forest Canoe Trail

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.

Changes in Expedition Canoeing

Changes in Expedition Canoeing - Cliff Jacobson

Cliff Jacobson talks of the changes he has seen in over 50 years of expedition canoeing.

Travel Journal: Paddling Belize

Travel Journal: Paddling Belize

A family sea kayaking adventure belies the importance of setting down rootsPhotos courtesy Heidi BerendAt the dock on Belize’s tiny Carrie Bow island, Florida State University scientist Janie Wulf e[...]

Good Gauley: A Drift Boat First Descent

Good Gauley: A Drift Boat First Descent

By Joe Mayer First is a highly coveted and much sought after title in action sports. First means that you are a groundbreaker, a pioneer, a visionary. Firsts are a lot of work, and in this day and age[...]

North Coast Series: Devastation vs. Preservation

North Coast Series: Devastation vs. Preservation

By Paul McHugh SEPT. 25, 2005 — California boasts far more than one Lost Coast. Scouting for our 400-mile sea kayak voyage from Oregon to San Francisco bay, I’d say I located more than 70 mile[...]