The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback.
Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance.
The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle.
Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features:
- Canoeist's vocabulary
- Selecting the right canoe
- Selecting the right paddle
- Portaging techniques
- Self-rescue techniques
- Solo whitewater spins
- Complete flatwater techniques
- Complete whitewater techniques
The Thousand Islands region is one of the most picturesque in North America. For dedicated boating enthusiasts, it is a recreational waterway without equal. For antique boat collectors, it is a mecca of glistening mahogany and hand-polished brass.
Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands explores the region's rich boatbuilding heritage, including:
The unique St. Lawrence skiff
Lavish custom runabouts and sport boats
Cruisers and yachts
Floating limousines, sedans and commuters
Noted boat historian Anthony Mollica Jr. guides readers on a tour of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, with its in-water fleet and the area's best boatbuilding and restoration shops.
Many of the boats featured are in pristine condition and have won awards in prestigious boat shows. Other reliable vintage watercraft in regular service on the river are also shown.
The boats were photographed near their boathouses, on home waters, moored dockside or at speed, giving full spray.