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Canoe tripping since 1957

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by John Scarlett, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. John Scarlett

    John Scarlett New Member

    As a thirteen year old in 1956 I built a dugout canoe from a hollow log. The following summer I took my first canoe trip in a neighbor's Peterborough cedar strip. The next two summers I borrowed a Dundee "unilam" mahogany plywood canoe. In the years following I bought and did some restoration on four Old Town canoes and took them on long canoe trips. These days at age 70 I am still single carrying on portages with 90 lbs. of canoe and pack but the canoe is a 38 lb. tandem kevlar. However I still dream of that Dundee and hope someday to paddle or own one. It was made in Central New York in the 1950's, was wonderfully lightweight (or at least it was compared with that Peterborough), and paddled beautifully. My wife and I live in Rossie, NY, just off the St. Lawrence River.
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Hi John, and welcome to the Forums.

    I wasn't familiar with Dundee canoes, but found that there is one in the Finger Lakes Boating Museum collection.

    I am just up the river from you - 8 miles the other side of Clayton...

    Dan
     

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