Priceless photos and descriptions of old sailing canoes

A Brief History

Priceless details and wonderful, if fuzzy, photos: Sailing Canoes: A Brief History

Also, check Tim Gittner’s jolly archive, which contains lots of lines from old-fashioned canoes, and quite a lot from Uffa Fox in his usual hale and hearty style.

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And finally, while we’re on this subject, Tim Shaw of the Chine Blog recently posted about a very lovely twin-masted sailing canoe:
A final sighting – for now – at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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