• This craft was built ca. 1881–83 and is probably the oldest American-built decked sailing canoe in existence.

Lapstrake Canoe

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


  • This lapstrake canoe could be paddled or sailed with a main and a mizzen, or one sail only. Called the American Traveling Canoe, with the name Keego, the 14-foot craft was built c. 1881–83 and is probably the oldest American-built decked sailing canoe in existence.
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