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  THE HISTORY OF THE CANOE
Many of the canoes that fur traders used were capable of carrying a crew of up to 12 people and a cargo weighing around 2400 kilograms.
This type of canoe is usually around 17 feet long, a different weight depending on the material used to build it, and meant for two people.
They began their canoeing exploits without much fanfare but by the time they were done they had influenced, directly or indirectly, a whole generation of paddlers.
www.canoe.ca /AllAboutCanoes/home.html   (488 words)

  
  Canoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In its human-powered form, the canoe is propelled by the use of paddles, with the number of paddlers depending on the size of canoe.
Wood-and-canvas canoes are made by fastening an external canvas shell to a wooden hull.
Among less-experienced canoeists, the canoe is typically steered from the bow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canoe   (3692 words)

  
 canoe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It was the birchbark canoe that carried such explorers as Jacques Marquette, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and David Thompson on their journeys and carried fur traders out to trade with Native Americans; thus it played an important part in early American history.
The sail used on the modern canoe is usually the triangular lug sail known as the lateen.
This canoe, clocked at 16 knots or more, and the Samoan canoe (with an outrigger), exceeding 20 knots, were the fastest watercraft under sail until the advent of the catamaran.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/canoe.html   (576 words)

  
 How to Manage a Canoe
Canoes are measured "over-all," that is, on the side, along the top strip, from end to end.
If the canoe man is the sole occupant, he should kneel on a coat or a cushion, with his hips against the second brace.
The average canvas canoe weighs from sixty-five to eighty pounds, and unless the canoe man learns to handle it properly, he may find it something of an effort to swing it to his shoulders and walk away with it.
www.2020site.org /canoe/managecanoe.html   (1371 words)

  
 VentureNorth - Canoeing in the North
Canoes are designed for a wide variety of uses from the recreational paddler to the racing enthusiast.
Canoes with a lot of recurve to the sides are most efficient as the paddle can be brought closer to the keel line.
The stability of the canoe is determined by the shape of waterline width of the canoe as it sits in calm water.
www.venturenorth.com /canoeing/htctcfy.htm   (1955 words)

  
 CANOE
In its human-powered form, the canoe is propelled by the use of paddles, with the number of paddlers depending on the size of canoe.
Wood-and-canvas canoes are made by fastening an external canvas shell to a wooden hull formed with cedar planks and ribs.
Aluminum canoes were first made by the Grumman company in 1944, when demand for airplanes for World War II began to drop off.
www.solarnavigator.net /canoe.htm   (3972 words)

  
 CANOE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Canoeing, the endeavor that Columbus described in his letters home to his Mom while he was visiting Honduras, is either the meat or potato of CkAPCO.
Both of these tandem and solo canoes could be outfitted for mild white water with the addition of air bag floatation and foam padding and maybe thigh straps......
WW canoes generally have curved [rocker] bottoms from bow to stern; they are rounder on the bottom from side to side; they are narrower and don't go straight worth a nickel but turn on a dime.
www.canoeinstructor.net /Canoeing.htm   (412 words)

  
 canoe
It was the birchbark canoe that carried such explorers as Jacques Marquette, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and David Thompson on their journeys and carried fur traders out to trade with Native Americans; thus it played an important part in early American history.
In the South Seas, canoes were developed for use on long voyages from island to island, and ingenious outriggers were developed to give stabilization to the canoe under sail.
The sail used on the modern canoe is usually the triangular lug sail known as the lateen.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0810214.html   (597 words)

  
 Canoë France
LE MOULIN is situated on the banks of the Hérault, alongside the D 986 between Ganges and St-Bauzille-de-Putois, a village that is home to the famous Grotte des Demoiselles.
Canoë Le Moulin has held the HERAULT Department seal of quality approval since its foundation.
Canoë Le Moulin is listed in the Guide du Routard as the best canoeing company in the Department.
www.canoe-france.com /herault/indexa.html   (489 words)

  
 Canoe
The canoe is 16’10” long with 36” wide beam, 12” deep at the center, 22” deep at the ends.
The true character of the canoe, however, is to be a solo canoe.
The canoe measures 14’ 10” long with a 34” beam, 12” deep at the center, 18” deep at the ends, and has a flatter bottom and some tumblehome.
www.frontiernet.net /~whbc/canoe.htm   (541 words)

  
 GuideLines - The Pain of Portaging
Most canoes are factory built now and generally come with a cheap yoke which is placed smack dab in the center, creating poor balance.
Have your canoe partner stand beside the canoe near the bow and position yourself an arms length away, somewhere between the front seat and the yoke.
Also, it is possible to have both paddlers carry the canoe together, even though there's a real danger of you and your partner not speaking to one another by the end of the portage.
www.paddling.net /guidelines/showArticle.html?159   (1813 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS
Canoes were used mainly by the native North and South American Indians along with the Polynesian islanders of the Pacific.
The earliest known archaeological evidence of a canoe was unearthed at the tomb of a Sumerian king near the Euphrates River.
The counterpart of the American Indian canoe is the kayak which was introduced by Eskimos many years ago.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=CA   (143 words)

  
 How to canoe, how to paddle.
She had 4 inches of leg room for the trip, and not a very good time.) Generally the person in the front paddles straight forward and the one in the stern also provides forward umph, but is responsible for steering and not tipping.
The easiest way to go straight is for the two floaters to have their paddles on opposite sides of the canoe and both paddle straight ahead.
The stroke moves the bow over quickly but does not turn the stern as well, so the person in back had best be ready to also do a draw stroke, or a sweep, when the person in the bow finds it necessary to do this maneuvering.
www.ozarkoutdoors.net /meramec_river/howtocanoe.htm   (864 words)

  
 Vaux/Canoe Handling/Contents
I think he was Secretary of the American Canoe Association and also involved in the New York Canoe Club but frankly it may have been he was Secretary of the NYCC and a member for the ACA.
The subject of canoe handling is not treated exhaustively by any means, and perhaps I have not gone into detail enough to greatly interest the Canoeist of several years' standing.
Now my canoe is never out of commission, and there is not a month of the twelve during which I have neglected to get afloat in the canoe or failed to get enjoyment from such an outing.
www.friend.ly.net /~dadadata/vaux/00.html   (639 words)

  
 Canoe outfitters - Canoeing: Minnesota DNR
Welch Mill Canoeing & Tubin: 26389 County 7 Boulevard, Welch, MN 55089; 1-800-657-6760 or 651-388-9857.
Canoe rental (9 units), shuttle service and trip planning for 2 hour to 7 day trips, primarily north of Brainerd.
Canoe rental (9 units), shuttle service and trip planning for 2 hour to 3 day trips, primarily north of Brainerd.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /canoeing/outfitters.html   (994 words)

  
 Canoë France
In the programme: canoe, swimming, picnic at the water's edge, discovery of a listed and protected site.
We have more of 350 boats (canoes 2 and 3 places, kayaks simple and double, mini-kayaks) with life jackets and watertight containers.
We also propose neoprene canoeing suits to those who are fond of sports going down in spring.
www.canoe-france.com /gardon/indexa.html   (502 words)

  
 Minnesota Canoe Association: Reviews: We-No-Nah Voyager
It’s designed for people who enjoy a solo canoe with good glide, and want to carry a big load on big trips, maybe some of the time in some big waves.
But a canoe that turns too easily is tough to paddle straight all daylong.
The biggest difference in the two canoes is in their cross-section.
www.canoe-kayak.org /pages/r24.html   (1150 words)

  
 Langford Canoe and Kayak - Manufacturer / Builder Muskoka Ontario Canada
If you are in the market for a Canoe or Kayak for 2007 be sure to attend what has grown to become Canada's most important paddle-sports related trade-show.
Canoes designed and manufactured by Langford, Kayaks by Riot, Royalex and Royalite Canoes and Kayaks and Boréal Kayaks (exclusively available in Richmond Hill).
Fibreglass canoes, kevlar canoes, carbon fibre canoes, polyethylene canoes.
www.langfordcanoe.com   (405 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: canoe
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www.technorati.com /tag/canoe   (490 words)

  
 The MathWorks - Third-Party Products & Services -
CANoe is a distributed-system design tool that extends the boundaries of network development to include complex application behavior.
CANoe includes a node front panel design tool to define a graphical user interface, plus an integrated database to define network data variables, network nodes, messages, and application data variables.
CANoe is used by system designers, system integrators, developers of networks and ECUs, and for testing purposes in all phases of the development process.
www.mathworks.com /products/connections/product_main.shtml?prod_id=386   (248 words)

  
 Canoe Tennessee -
Buffalo River Canoeing of Hohenwald, 931-796-3622 or 1-800-339-5596.
Canoe Music City, formerly known as the Pizza and Canoe Shack.
Big Duck Canoe Rental, 931-685-0941, located between Shelbyville and Tullahoma on Hwy 41A, just three or four miles south of Hwy 64.
www.geocities.com /buffalorivercanoe/tnoutdoors/canoetn.htm   (787 words)

  
 canoe
A recreational and light wilderness traveling canoe with traditional rise and recurve.
A wilderness traveling canoe with traditional rise and recurve.
This canoe is ideally suited for long trips requiring much gear.
www.islandnet.com /~canoes/canoe.htm   (88 words)

  
 Lincoln Canoes Lightweight canoes light fiberglass kevlar
Whether you're looking for a canoe to use for extended tripping, or a weekend family outing, we have the canoe to handle the task.
All Lincoln canoes are individually handcrafted with only minimal use of power tools, and are steeped in the tradition of Maine craftsmanship that ensures a structurally sound, aesthetically appealing boat.
Unlike most short canoes, the Hidden Pond tracks extremely well, yet is stable and has the capacity of a longer canoe, and at 37 lbs.
www.canoesandkayaks.com /canoes.htm   (440 words)

  
 Canoe Escape: Canoeing the Hillsborough River near Tampa, Florida
From the thousands of white ibis in the fall, the sightings of deer, wild hog, and turkey in the winter, the proliferation of songbirds in spring, and its cooling shade on a summer's day, the Hillsborough River brings a new surprise and delight around each bend.
Bring your sense of adventure, rent a canoe or kayak or schedule a guided trip, and paddle through this cypress swamp full of Florida's unique flora and fauna.
Canoe Escape is located only 12 miles from downtown Tampa and 10 minutes from Busch Gardens.
www.canoeescape.com   (273 words)

  
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Extra children under 90# are $7.00 as passengers in the center of the canoe (limit of two per canoe).
Canoe the Sequatchie) know the river and all its moods about as well as anybody around, having lived on it and canoed its 113 miles so many times they’ve lost count.
, the canoes and all your gear up in his van and drops you off up the river at the point of choice: a nine-mile trip, a six-mile trip or a three-mile trip.
www.sequatchie.com /canoe.htm   (1081 words)

  
 Minnesota Canoe Association: Racing
Marathon canoe racing is a sit down style of paddling over a distance that varies from a few miles to over 100+ miles in one day including multi-day races.
Marathon canoe racing relies mostly on the upper body strength and to a lesser degree the legs but the sport also relies on technique and strategy.
Marathon canoe racing is a sit down style of paddling over a distance that varies from a few miles such as the Hoigaard’s Canoe Derby to over 100+ miles in one day including multi-day events.
www.canoe-kayak.org /pages/racing.html   (1907 words)

  
 Baldwin Canoe Rental
Michigan's largest and most complete provider of Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting on the Pere Marquette River, Michigan's premier National Scenic River, located near Baldwin Michigan, in the heart of the Huron Manistee National Forest, Baldwin Canoe Rental has been serving families and groups since 1968.
With our fleet of over 300 canoes, 25 rafts and 90 solo and tandem kayaks, Baldwin Canoe Rental sets the standard in the paddlesports rental industry.
Our service is the best in the business, and with our variety of watercraft, a river trip is possible for any age group.
www.baldwincanoe.com   (149 words)

  
 Canoe Safety - NSC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Nothing is as serene as paddling down a glassy river or stream on a cool spring day in a canoe.
The American Canoe Association recommends that you canoe with a minimum of three people or two crafts.
Recreational canoeists frequently enjoy canoeing in a single canoe with a partner or solo.
www.nsc.org /library/facts/canoesaf.htm   (296 words)

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