• Lakefield Canoes Catalogue

Lakefield Canoes Catalogue

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

  • Lakefield Canoe was a Canadian canoe company established in 1858 in Lakefield, Ontario. This catalogue advertises its cedar and basswood canoes. The introduction of the catalogue attributes the creation of dugout canoes to the “early pioneers,” and claims that the dugout canoe is “the original white man’s canoe, as distinguished from aboriginal birch bark.” This is not true, as indigenous people had been creating and using dugout canoes long before European settlers arrived.
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