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The Single Life

Canoeists have undoubtedly noticed the following trend—we’re outnumbered. When Nantahala Outdoor Center, North America’s largest instructional canoe and kayak school, opened 42 years ago, canoeing…

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Royalex Crisis, Solved? (Exclusive interview)

If you’ve been living under a rock rather than scraping over them, you may not know that Royalex canoes are in short supply. Manufacturer PolyOne…

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Royalex Crisis, Solved?

  Jacques Chassé, founder of boat manufacturer Esquif Canoes, thinks he’s solved the Royalex crisis. Esquif announced yesterday the introduction of T-Formex, a new canoe material…

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Wenonah Canoe Announces Addition of C4 Waterman

Today at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Bill Kueper, vice president of Wenonah Canoe, and Todd Bradley, president of C4 Waterman, announced the merger of C4…

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How Aluminum Changed Canoeing

When he presents a visual case for why the canoe is a Canadian treasure, author and executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum James Raffan has little…

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Royalex is Dead

PolyOne, the publicly held company who produces the most revolutionary material in canoeing, is closing plants and ceasing production of Royalex. According to its press…

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Canoes: Royalex Revolution

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Aluminum was the material of choice for most canoe trippers until the late 1970s when a memorable…

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Tumblehome: Life After Death for Peterborough Canoes

This editorial originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. A fabulous new book called The Canadian Canoe Company and the Early Peterborough Canoe Factories (Cover to…

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Bridging the Water Gap

It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the Olympic fanfare and it’s impossible to miss Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt but you probably don’t…

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Aluminum Canoes: To the Ends of the Earth (and Behind the Woodshed)

When he presents a visual case for why the canoe is a Canadian treasure, author and executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum James Raffan…

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