• Sometimes canoe manufacturers went to extreme lengths to tout the quality of their synthetic canoes. In this case, Old Town dropped a Tripper model off of the roof of its plant in Old Town, Maine, to show it could take a punch and more-or-less snap right back to straight again.

Old Town Gimmick

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


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