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.

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Message in a Bottle

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Message in a Bottle

I glued the 2-liter stockpile around a wooden frame to make a 16-foot-long, 29-inch-wide hull. It didn’t glide too fast, but handled wind waves well enough. And the floatation? Excellent.

Community Collage

Community Collage

Join the tribe and save the date for this summer's best social paddling events.

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[...]