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Americana, folk-singer Jerry Vandiver, always a favorite at Canoecopia, picked up a new sponsorship with Northstar Canoes. That sponsorship lead to a breakout of music at the Northstar booth at this year’s Canoecopia. Vandiver brought Amberly Rosen and Ashleigh Caudill to play in his band and together they cause a big commotion on the expo floor. […]

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MyCanoe after being built

The MyCanoe is a foldable, origami-style plastic canoe designed for easy storage and transport. This 14′ 6″ canoe folds up in a similar style to the more familiar Oru Kayak, and it packs down into two cases. The first case, created in part by parts of the canoe, measures approximately 37 inches wide by 25 inches high […]

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If you have been a long time reader of the website, you know that I’m officially out of the kayaking business. After years in the canoe and kayak retail business, years of guiding and then years of owning a kayak guiding business, I got out of it — it is now a hobby of mine. […]

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Chestnut Chum canoe computer model

The Chestnut Chum canoe is one of the classic canoes when you ask about old canvas and wood canoes. Paddlers respected it for it’s ability to carry lots of gear and still remain stable. The Chum struck a chord with canoeists looking for day tripping boat as well as an extended trips. Several years ago, […]