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.

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.

Featured Destination: St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Featured Destination: St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

By Jerry McBride “How do you feel about alligators?” The answer to that poignant question will generally determine the direction of the conversation regarding a kayak rental or guided kayak tour a[...]

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.

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