This is the story of the canoe, that singular American artifact so little changed over time. Featured here are canoes old and new, from birch bark to dugout to carbon fiber; the people who made them; and the adventures they shared. With features of technology, industry, art, and survival, the canoe carries us deep into the natural and cultural history of North America.
A wood-and-canvas courting canoe built by R. C. Robinson with mahogany extended decks. The forward thwart served only as a backrest for the woman, who sat facing her man in the stern. The long decks were handsome and pushed the couple closer together.
This site requires cookies to function correctly.