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Finally, Chapter 7 discusses the Canadian bateau, a canvas canoe and the canvas American shooting punt. I’ve also included the index, and a wonderful set of adverts, which appear to set the date of this edition of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs as 1889.
Chapter 6 describes a contender for the perfect beach cruiser – in this case a carvel-built 15-footer that in construction terms has much in common with a canoe of the time.