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[...]

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.

Lose the Mothership! A Rant

Lose the Mothership! A Rant

The problem, increasingly, is how to manage some luxury, and the bulky gear that has become required on more popular floats (think toilets and fire pans and water jugs), without the time/energy-suckin[...]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, page 2

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, page 2

We’d planned to camp, but a nagging afternoon drizzle has left the three of us bone-chilled and tired. The crackling fireplace of The Rose Revived, a small 16th century riverfront pub and inn, draws[...]

The Corrido of Tommy Yonley

The 2012 Río Nazas Gran Regata XLIX

A writer recounts a river's story through the eyes of an American during an almost half-century-old race.

Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere Island

Two Men Alone in a World of Ice. Jon Turk recounts his and Erik Boomer's trek across Ellesmere Island and the adventures they share in the 100-day journey.