• Stability wasn't the only concern for inventors and shade-tree tinkerers. Portability, which did not seem to be a problem for native American builders, couldn’t be left alone by the mid-and-late 1800s. V. Colvin patented a canoe that rolled into a giant tube in 1874.

V. Colvin

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


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