Tag: <span>Canoe History</span>

Bill Mason – Canoe Quotes

“There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe.” “I have always believed that the Canadian Wooden canoe is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe. It is as much…


Antique Cedar Strip Canoe

It’s funny how canoe construction has come almost full circle in the last 100 years. Last summer I came across this antique cedar strip beauty, owned by a gentleman living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. Before the advent of canvas covered canoes, European builders tried replacing the original birch bark canoe in various ways. However, matching…


Canoedling

Canadian born, Fay Wray and Joel McCrea demonstrate the fine art of “canoedling” in the 1934 film The Richest Girl in the World. Ever wonder why “courting” canoes often don’t have a center thwart? Pierre Burton defined a Canadian as “someone who can make love in a canoe.”


Greenwood Glory

He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang And he won the heart of a lady Most of you will of heard the names Chestnut, Peterborough, and Old Town. However, if you’re not from British Columbia, Canada, few of you will have heard the name “Greenwood”.   Bill Greenwood founded Greenwood Canoe Co….


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