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 thisĀ 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!