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.

Source of Confidence

Source of Confidence

By Katie McKy Lisa Pugh, 29, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Alyce Kuenzli, 29, of Rockford, Minnesota, began their nearly 4,000-mile expedition down the fourth-longest river system in the world becau[...]

Lessons from the Trail: How to Use an Axe

Lessons from the Trail: How to Use an Axe

By Jim Baird The current was strong and it only took three-and-a-half hours to travel 18 miles down the wide, powerful Natashquan River. The day was foggy and at times it felt as though we were paddli[...]

Sea Kayaking in Alaska’s Tracy Arm Fjord

Sea Kayaking in Alaska’s Tracy Arm Fjord

My daughter has been a guide these past eight summers in Alaska, and for her to be this excited convinced me: Tracy Arm must be very special indeed.