I have been canoeing since I was introduced to it in Girl Scout camp in Upstate New York at the age of 9. I was very fortunate to be given a Yankee Model Old Town canoe when I was 12 (that was in 1955) and that canoe has been with me ever since. My son and I have enjoyed many California lakes with our "Mist Witch". I was thrilled to get the history on my canoe from the Old Town archives. It was originally sold in 1937 and I believe I am the second owner.