The extraordinary Harvey Golden, kayak legend

Harvey Golden in Folkspress kayak

Folkspress has a very nice article about Harvey Golden, voyaging kayaker, builder of traditional kayaks, and museum owner. Also see his museum website here and this YouTube demonstration of kayak paddling.

The article is an absorbing piece throughout, but the last line made me smile: ‘It was either a museum or a bonfire.’

That could reasonably be carved into the gravestones of amateur boatbuilders and keepers of traditionally built craft everywhere!

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One thought on “The extraordinary Harvey Golden, kayak legend”

  1. I have a SOF frame awaiting a skin (not this sumer) based on an ‘instructable’ available on the net. Broader and heavier than his I expect. His control is amazing and I like his slow roll and giving the impression of having a lie down with the kayak on it’s side.
    Jeff.

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