The open canoe is the oldest form of constructed craft, starting with the hollowed log canoe.
NAME: Open Canoe technique
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
AUTHOR: Nigel Foster
PUBLISHER: Wiley Nautical, fernhurst
BINDING: Soft back
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Canadian canoes, open canoe,
techniques, technology, application
The open canoe is the oldest form of constructed craft, starting with the hollowed log canoe. It is used around the world and is made from a variety of materials including wood, canvas, animal hide and GRP. The classic open canoe is also known as the Canadian canoe that was based on the craft used by North American aborigines to navigate the great lakes and rivers of North America. The author has provided a complete guide to the craft and its use which is an ideal introduction to the subject for anyone considering the joys of open canoeing and a helpful handbook for those who are already becoming hooked on a very affordable form of water sport that is ideal for the exploration of inland waters and allows the canoeist to observe the birds and animals who live on and near rivers and lakes.