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by Elon Jessup
Not just for boys; an excellent canoe text. 190 pages
$19.95
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson at his best; canoeing through France and Belgium. 266 pages
$19.95
$22.95
by John MacGregor
MacGregor's second great book. 312 pages
$15.95
$24.95
by John MacGregor
MacGregor's largest and most comprehensive work; a "tour-de-force" in the Holy Land. 490 pages
$19.95
$29.95
by John MacGregor
MacGregor's first adventure and still one of the best. 226 pages
$19.95
by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Bishop's extraordinary voyage from Canada to Florida in a paper canoe! 285 pages
$19.95
$22.95
by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Another Bishop triumph!; from Ohio to Florida in the famous Barnegat Bay Sneakbox. 257 pages
$19.95
$22.95
by Captain Willard Glazier
An Account of the "Discovery" of the "True" Source of the Mississippi. 443 pages
$29.95
by Dr. Charles A. Neidé
Neide's famous canoe cruise. 211 pages
$19.95
by Wallace P. Stanley
or How We Explored the Pequonset River in New Jersey. 392 pages
$15.95
$24.95
by Poultney Bigelow
A bit like MacGregor but an American this time. 233 pages
$19.95
by Frederic Fenger
Being the Yarn of a Cruise in the Lesser Antilles in the Sailing Canoe "Yakaboo." 330 pages
$15.95
$24.95
by Melville Chater
Their Eight-Hundred-Mile Canal Voyage through Belgium, Brittany, Touraine, Gascony and Languedoc. 297 pages
$19.95
$22.95
by Thomas Sedgwick Steele
A Two Hundred Mile Tour through the Maine Forests in 1888. 123 pages
$9.95
$17.95
by St. George Rathborne
Two boys in sailing canoes cruising in Florida meet Neide on his way in Aurora. 264 pages
$19.95
$22.95
by Thomas Sedgwick Steele
From Moosehead Lake to the Aroostook River, Maine. 132 pages
$9.95
$17.95
by Dixon Kemp
An extract of the last chapter of Kemp's massive work "A Manual of yacht and Boat Sailing. (Available elsewhere on this site.) 168 pages (17 plates)
$19.95
$29.95
by Mary P.W. Smith
A fictionalized account of the actual experiences of two Roxbury Boys in the summer of 1875. 240 pages
$18.95
$22.95
by St. George Rathborne
Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan. 238 pages
$19.95
by C. Bowyer Vaux
History, uses, limitations and varieties, practical management and care and relative facts. 185 pages
$9.95
$17.95
THE BOY'S BOOK OF CANOEING (Pub. No. 0009)
Elon Jessup/Not just for boys; an excellent canoe text. 190 pages

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THE BOY'S BOOK OF CANOEING
by Elon Jessup
A very practical work, designed for the youngster but with sufficient real and useful information for the beginning adult. It's not written condescendingly, and indeed the "Boy's" in the title must surely be young adults in view of the very adult presentation of the material. Contents: Choosing Your Canoe; Canoeing Safety; The Canoe as a Life-Preserver; Double-Blade Paddling; Single-Blade Paddling; Bucking the Current; Downstream Canoeing; Open-Water Canoeing; Canoe Camping; Carrying Across; The Care and Repair of Canoes; and Canoe Sailing. First published in 1926. Illustrated with 47 line drawings and 6 full-page photographs.

Elon Jessup, 190 pages

$19.95
AN INLAND VOYAGE (Pub. No. 0010)
Robert Louis Stevenson/Stevenson at his best; canoeing through France and Belgium. 266 pages

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AN INLAND VOYAGE
by Robert Louis Stevenson
While John MacGregor might have started the passion for canoeing across Europe, Stevenson undertook a similar "voyage" in 1877 and he brings a literary skill to his narrative of the adventure which casts new light upon the subject. This book is lucid, brilliant and at times very funny. We recommend it to all canoeists and all lovers of travel. Our edition combines two; the Herbert B. Turner edition published in Boston in 1903 with its very fine typography and the Chatto and Windus edition published in London in 1912 with its pencil sketches and 12 beautiful colour paintings by Noel Cooke. We also include Cooke's introduction in which he revisits many of the places visited by Stevenson and his companion, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, BART. First published in 1879. Illustrated with a portrait of Stevenson, 12 pencil sketches and 12 full-colour paintings by Noel Cooke.

Robert Louis Stevenson, 266 pages

$19.95
$22.95
THE ROB ROY ON THE BALTIC (Pub. No. 0011)
John MacGregor/MacGregor's second great book. 312 pages

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THE ROB ROY ON THE BALTIC
by John MacGregor
MacGregor's follow-up to his 1,000 Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe; this adventure takes him to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Sleswig, Holstein, the North Sea and the Baltic. In his inimitable style he recounts the divers adventures which befell him, never failing to display his comportment and dignity as an Englishman! His unshakable belief in the values and style of the nineteenth century Englishman are as native to him as is his skill as the first proponent of long-distance canoeing and his great contributions to the sport. First published in 1867. Illustrated with 39 engravings and four pocketed maps.

John MacGregor, 312 pages

$15.95
$24.95
THE ROB ROY ON THE JORDAN (Pub. No. 0012)
John MacGregor/MacGregor's largest and most comprehensive work; a "tour-de-force" in the Holy Land. 490 pages

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THE ROB ROY ON THE JORDAN
by John MacGregor
In MacGregor's largest work, with more than 500 pages, he voyages on the Jordan, the Nile, the Red Sea and Gennesareth during his canoe cruise in Palestine and Egypt and the waters of Damascus. This is really an extraordinary work! Apart from the canoeing and the details of the rig, he is most interested on this voyage in tracing various events in the Bible as they relate to the eye of a sailor. Those events which have anything to do with ships and/or the Jordan are carefully examined. Even to those of us who might be less religious, there is a great fascination in following his reasoning and relating what he finds to that which is described in the Bible. MacGregor is often caricatured as the stiff-necked Englishman by many of today's contemporary reviewers, but it is in this work that he betrays a very finely honed sense of compassion and understanding for others. His comments on the status of women in the Arab world are prescient of a lot of today's thinking on the equality of womankind, and his sense of fairness and understanding of other ethnic peoples is truly inspiring. A thoroughly fascinating read! With a new Foreword by Brian Kologe. Illustrated with 8 maps, 4 full-colour plates and 62 very fine woodcuts.

John MacGregor, 490 pages

$19.95
$29.95
A THOUSAND MILES IN THE ROB ROY CANOE (Pub. No. 0013)
John MacGregor/MacGregor's first adventure and still one of the best. 226 pages

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A THOUSAND MILES IN THE ROB ROY CANOE
On Rivers and Lakes of Europe
by John. MacGregor. M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; Barrister-at-Law, Captain of the Royal Canoe Club
The man who started it all! What MacGregor might lack in literary brilliance (see Stevenson's An Inland Voyage ), he more than makes up for in his passion for the sport. Stevenson was more interested in what he found on his canoe trip, while MacGregor is more interested in how he finds it; namely the lightweight canoe. The canoes used by both Stevenson and MacGregor were more like what we would call kayaks today; narrow, decked, and propelled with a double paddle, they would not be out of place in moderate white water today. With a new Foreword by Brian Kologe. One pocketed map in colour.

John MacGregor, 226 pages

$19.95
THE VOYAGE OF THE PAPER CANOE (Pub. No. 0014)
Nathaniel H. Bishop/Bishop's extraordinary voyage from Canada to Florida in a paper canoe! 285 pages

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THE VOYAGE OF THE PAPER CANOE
by Nathaniel H. Bishop
A geographical journey of 2,500 miles from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico, during the years 1874-75. 
Bishop is an extremely good writer. If the quality of his prose was not sufficient to read this book, his descriptions of America shortly after the Civil War (or "the Rebellion") as it was always called at this time, are nothing short of priceless. One is privileged, while reading this book, to travel through time and see this country as it was and will never be again.
Contents:  The Approaches to the Waterways of the Continent; From Quebec to Sorel; From the St. Lawrence River to Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain; From Lakes George and Champlain to the Hudson River; The American Paper Boat and the English Canoe; Troy to Philadelphia; Philadelphia to Cape Henlopen; From Cape Helopen to Norfolk, Virginia; From Norfolk to Cape Hatteras; From Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear, North Carolina; From Cape Fear to Charleston, South Carolina; From Charleston to Savannah, Geogia; From the Savannah River to Florida; St. Mary's River and the Suwanee Wilderness; Dow upon the Suwanee River.
Maps: General Map of Routes Followed by the Author During Two Voyages Made to the Gulf of Mexico; From Quebec, Canada, to Plattsburgh, New York State; From Plattsburgh to Albany; From New York City to Cape helopen, Delaware; From Cape Helopen, Delaware, to Norfolk, Virginia: From Norfolk, Virginia to Bogue Inlet, North Carolina; From Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, to Bull's Bay, South Carolina; From Bull's Bay, South Carolina, to St. Simon's Sound, Georgia; From St. Simon's Sound, George, to Cedar Keys, Florida.  Bishop's other work, Four Months in a Sneakbox is also available from The Press at Toad Hall.

Nathaniel H. Bishop, 285 pages

$19.95
$22.95
FOUR MONTHS IN A SNEAKBOX (Pub. No. 0015)
Nathaniel H. Bishop/Another Bishop triumph!; from Ohio to Florida in the famous Barnegat Bay Sneakbox. 257 pages

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FOUR MONTHS IN A SNEAKBOX
by Nathaniel H. Bishop
A boat voyage of 2,600 miles down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and along the Gulf of Mexico. Author of A Thousand Miles Walk Across South America, and The Voyage of The Paper Canoe. The Sneakbox is a boat unique to the Barnegat Bay area of Southern New Jersey, and was primarily used for gunning for ducks. The deck was somewhat flat aft, for carrying the decoys out to the bay, and the boat had a very low profile to help conceal the hunter. The boat is still used by today and early examples can be seen at The Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum at the new Tuckerton Seaport at Tuckerton, New Jersey, just a few miles north of Atlantic City. The same kudos are due to this work as were awarded to his Voyage of the Paper Canoe. This book is truly not to be missed by any interested in small boat voyaging and the history of America. Our edition improves on the original slightly in making the route maps two color. Bishop's route, as reproduced on the maps of the original, was almost invisible. We have enlarged the maps and retraced the route in color for better legibility. For those with an interest in the design of this boat, please see Canoe and Boat Building for the Amateur by W.P. Stephens in this title list. He covers the design of this boat in his book. Also see The Barnegat Bay Sneakbox: It's History, Design and Construction in the Boat Building List.

Nathaniel H. Bishop, 257 pages

$19.95
$22.95
DOWN THE GREAT RIVER (Pub. No. 0079)
Captain Willard Glazier/An Account of the "Discovery" of the "True" Source of the Mississippi. 443 pages

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DOWN THE GREAT RIVER
by Captain Willard Glazier
In 1887, Captain Glazier determined to try and find the true source of the Mississippi. Previously, it had been thought that Lake Itasca was the source of this great river. As a result of his canoe explorations Glazier found that a hitherto unknown lake, lower than the Itasca, and subsequently named Lake Glazier, was in fact the true source of the river. This volume chronicles his exploration and his canoe trip down the Mississippi from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. We quote from a contemporary review by "The Philadelphia Inquirer", "Several years ago Captain Glazier, while meditating upon the exploits of De Soto, Marquette, Father Hennepin and La Salle, the heroic old explorers, who led the way to the Great River of North America, regretted that, although its mouth was discovered by the Chevalier La Salle nearly two hundred years ago, there was still much uncertainty as to its True Source . . . . The Discovery and final location of the source of the Mississippi has now received general recognition in this country and Europe, and there certainly seems to be no doubt of the validity of Captain Glazier's claim. His account of the discovery is very entertaining reading." First published in 1887. 
Note: The discovery of the "true source" of the Mississippi continued to be something of popular activity in the late 1800's, the most notorious explorer being Glazier who, 9 years after Chambers, took a Rushton canoe into the wilderness of Minnesota. The controversy as to the discovery of the source of the Mississippi continued well into the 20th century, fueled primarily by Glazier's continuing insistence that he alone deserved credit for finding the "true" source. He immodestly claimed as "Lake Glazier" the body of water then known to the rest of the world as Elk Lake. The report from an expedition to the upper Mississippi funded by Science eventually accused Glazier of gross fabrication of information and direct and extensive palagerism from an earlier explorer's description of the region. This and other facts inspired the Minnesota State Legislature to eventually pass a law prohibiting the use of any text in the public schools which supported Glazier's claims. A short account of this interesting digression in canoe history can be found in Rushton and his Times in American Canoeing or in The Itasca Story. One writer looking back to this time, offers an opinion that "the half century or more of squabbling about who had been the first to stand at [the Mississippi's] remotest spring or marsh has been one of the pettiest, if not the silliest, chapters in the history of North American exploration.." Thirty-two illustrations.

Captain Willard Glazier, 443 pages

$29.95
THE CANOE AURORA--From Adirondacks to the Gulf (Pub. No. 0084)
Dr. Charles A. Neidé/Neide's famous canoe cruise. 211 pages

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THE CANOE AURORA
A Cruise from the Adirondacks to the Gulf
by Dr. Charles A. Neidé
In August, 1882, Dr. Neidé and his companion, S. D. Kendall, following a meeting of the American Canoe Association held at the Canoe Islands, put their craft into the water for a voyage from Lake George, New York to Pensacola, Florida. Neidé's canoe was a Rushton "Princess" model and was built expressly for this cruise by J.H. Rushton. Kendall's canoe was built by Kendall himself. Neidé's Aurora was 15' LOA, and 31" maximum beam at the top strake. Fittings consisted of a double-bladed paddle, 9 feet in length, jointed in the center, and two lateen sails, of a combined area of about 55 square feet. Kendall's craft was 14' LOA, with a breadth of beam of 3 feet. Her fittings were the same as the Aurora's, except that she carried a battened lug sail. She was called the Comfort. Neidé's cruise was similar in direction and scope as was Bishop's in his Sneakbox about 10 years earlier, and he references Bishop several times. He even meets some of the same people that entertained Bishop on his cruise.  First published in 1885.

Dr. Charles A. Neidé, 211 pages

$19.95
OUR WEEK AFLOAT (Pub. No. 0092)
Wallace P. Stanley/or How We Explored the Pequonset River in New Jersey. 392 pages

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OUR WEEK AFLOAT
or, How We Explored the Pequonset River
by Wallace P. Stanley
with illustrations by Henry N. Cady
Here's a charming reminiscence by the author of when two lads, each just past their fifteenth year (he being one of them) took their little sailing and rowing skiff (that they had bought together for the princely sum of ten dollars!), and, on more or less of a whim, undertook a "daring" and "one-of-a-kind" exploration of the upper reaches of the Pequonset River. (The Pequonset drains into Mattaconsett Bay in New Jersey.) Their adventures are spiced with encounters with "savage" turtles and truly dangerous snakes; with mysterious houses and mills and the fright of the looming night! In addition, the descriptions of the flora and fauna are exact and fascinating and the pictures (both prose and pen and ink) of rural life in the late nineteenth century drawn by the author and his illustrator are illuminating The illustrations by Cady are superb! First published in 1891. 43 full page illustrations and numerous in-text illustrations

Wallace P. Stanley, 392 pages

$15.95
$24.95
DOWN THE DANUBE (Pub. No. 0143)
Poultney Bigelow/A bit like MacGregor but an American this time. 233 pages

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DOWN THE DANUBE
by Poultney Bigelow

Here's America's answer to John MacGregor! After reading of MacGregor's adventures (he includes a sketch of the first Rob Roy in this book) Bigelow decides to undertake a similar adventure with two companions in an American sailing canoe, the Caribee. His plan is to cruise the entire length of the Danube, Europe's most significant waterway besides the Rhine, from its headwaters in the Black Forest to it's effluence in the Black Sea. His observations of the peoples and politics of the time are precise and his adventures in the canoe fascinating. He is as good a writer as MacGregor with a little more humor and without some of the proselytizing that typifies a lot of MacGregor's writing. For those who enjoyed 1,000 Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe, or MacGregor's canoe cruising adventures on the Baltic and the Jordan, Bigelow and his Caribee will provide the same kind of satisfaction.  The author's illustrations are as clever and reflective of his sense of humor as is his writing. First published in 1892.
Contents: Remarks Incidental to the First Day on the Danube; The Watch on the Rhine and Our First Camp on the Danube; Hohenzollern Castle; Dams and Rapids; The Fortress of Ulm; A Rare Old Town in Bavaria; One or Two Canoe Points Worth Noting; Danube Boatmen--German Liberty; The Capital of The Holy Roman Empire; Priestly Mircales; Caribee Survives the Whirlpools Called Studel and Wirbel; Why We All Love the Magyar; A Night of Revelry Near Budapesth; How the Hungarian Peasants Entertained Us; Some Noble Gypsies; Hungarian Harvesters--Also a Little Sport; Servian Public Opinion; Caribee Shoots the Rapids of the Iron Gates; In a Bulgarian Water-Mill; A Turkish Bit of River; The Political Agent of Bulgaria Says Something About Russia; The Jew From a Danubian Point of View; Russia and Germany in the Balance.

Poultney Bigelow, 233 pages

$19.95
ALONE IN THE CARIBBEAN (Pub. No. 0166)
Frederic Fenger/Being the Yarn of a Cruise in the Lesser Antilles in the Sailing Canoe "Yakaboo." 330 pages

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ALONE IN THE CARIBBEAN
by Frederic Fenger

Fenger cruised in the small sailing canoe Yakaboo among the islands of the Lesser Antilles from Grenada to the Virgin Islands. This is the story of that cruise. As Fenger himself states in his preface, " . . .I have attempted neither a history nor a guide book but have spun out the yarn of a lone cruise in a sailing canoe. I went to study the islands at first hand and in the craft which I believed would be most suitable for the purpose--a deep-sea sailing canoe." Fenger is well known as an accomplished cruiser and the developer of unique sailing rigs and the Yakaboo was the second sailing canoe he had designed and built and this cruise was the longest ocean sailing cruise undertaken in such a craft at this time; (and perhaps to date). It is filled with good seamanship and good humour and is an essential addition to the canoeists' library or for anyone interested in the history of the Caribbean. Fifty-seven illustrations.

Frederic Fenger, 330 pages

$15.95
$24.95
TWO CANOE GYPSIES (Pub. No. 0163)
Melville Chater/Their Eight-Hundred-Mile Canal Voyage through Belgium, Brittany, Touraine, Gascony and Languedoc. 297 pages

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TWO CANOE GYPSIES
Their Eight-Hundred-Mile Canal Voyage through Belgium, Brittany, Touraine, Gascony and Languedoc: Being an Account of Backdoors Life on Bargeman's Highway.
by Melville Chater

This, (like Stephenson's An Inland Voyage,) is canoeing as literature! A literary lion of the thirties, Chater and his wife Lucine faced demolition of their house in New York to be replaced by an apartment building, (yes the developers were raping and pillaging even then) and decided that, since they would soon be homeless, they might as well take a canoe trip through Europe before they tried to find another place to  live. This is the chronicle of that adventure. There is much to share between Stephenson and Chater in this volume;--while their exact route was not similar their views and inspirations from the environs were not at all dissimilar. Even the writing has an echo; one to the other. In each volume there are phrases, paragraphs, sometimes whole pages you want to underline and highlight. Of course, you do not do this! Marking a book in any way is a sacrilege and a sin! That's why we include a red, silk, ribbon-book mark in our hard-bound volumes; you wouldn't crease your dog's ear to remember to feed him would you! Another great benefit of this book is the photography of the people by Chater. There are snapshots of the adventure, but the photographs of the peasantry and the lock-keepers are special. These are painterly photographs indeed! Another, is that they took their adventure in 1932, just a few short months before Europe would become a charnel house. There is a poignency in that alone. But back to those photographs; you will not see their like again. This was Europe in its last stages of the old world! Costumes, customs, people;--precious to us now indeed! Fifty photographs.

Melville Chater, 297 pages

$19.95
$22.95
CANOE AND CAMERA (Pub. No. 0170)
Thomas Sedgwick Steele/A Two Hundred Mile Tour through the Maine Forests in 1888. 123 pages

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CANOE AND CAMERA
Two Hundred Miles Through the Maine Forests
by Thomas Sedgwick Steele

Illustrated by
True Williams, Benjamin Day, Aug. Will, and other Artists
Steel's other book, Paddle and Portage , is in very great demand.  It is no wonder that Paddle and Portage is so sought after; Steele is a good writer and, at least in this volume, has illustrated his story with engravings that are among the very best that we have ever seen. There is so much more satisfaction in a good nineteenth century engraving than any photograph; regardless of the title of this book. By the way, there only superb engravings in this volume, no photographs! Not only are they wonderful, there are 69 of them! For the lover of early canoeing, this book is a must!

Thomas Sedgwick Steele, 123 pages

$9.95
$17.95
THE BOY CRUISERS: or Paddling in Florida (Pub. No. 0180)
St. George Rathborne/Two boys in sailing canoes cruising in Florida meet Neide on his way in Aurora. 264 pages

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THE BOY CRUISERS: or Paddling in Florida
by St. George Rathborne

Two different boys this time, and in the south of Florida, including the keys and the Everglades. Roland and Andy have come down from New York with their canoes, (Rushton's by the look of them) to paddle and sail from Key West to Cedar Keys. This is the story of their adventures, with considerable emphasis on the canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing that occupies them during their trek. Interestingly enough, during the cruise, they meet up with Neidé and Kendall and comment on Bishop as the father of American Canoeing.
Thirty-two illustrations. For another title by St. George Rathborne, please see Canoe Mates in Canada.

St. George Rathborne, 264 pages

$19.95
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PADDLE AND PORTAGE (Pub. No. 0181)
Thomas Sedgwick Steele/From Moosehead Lake to the Aroostook River, Maine. 132 pages

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PADDLE AND PORTAGE
From Moosehead Lake to the Aroostook River, Maine
by Thomas Sedgwick Steele

This completes the set of Steel's books. Equally as good as his first volume and with the same wit and clarity of writing, this adventure takes the part from the calm waters of Moosehead Lake down through a number of other rivers great and small and over some very rough portages. This year (1880) was the driest known to memory for the residents of Maine, hence the portages in the title. A fine pair of titles for the afficianado of early canoeing and we are pleased to be able to offer both of them at last! Sixty illustrations.

Thomas Sedgwick Steele, 132 pages

$9.95
$17.95
CANOEING (Pub. No. 0098)
Dixon Kemp/An extract of the last chapter of Kemp's massive work "A Manual of yacht and Boat Sailing. (Available elsewhere on this site.) 168 pages (17 plates)

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CANOEING
by Dixon Kemp

We have abstracted the Canoeing chapter from Kemp's seminal work A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing to create this little volume for all of those canoeists and small boat builders who want this specific information but are reluctant to purchase Kemp's very large manual which is also available from The Press at Toad Hall. Kemp offers a very thorough overview of the state of canoeing in the 1890's. His major topics include: Nautilus Canoes, Nautilus Paddleable Sailing Canoes, The Nautilus Racing and Cruising Canoe of 1881, A Canoe for Two Persons, Sail Carrying Power of Canoes, Nautilus Canoe Sails, Pearl Canoes,  Canoe Yawls, The Management of Canoes, and Canoe Cruising,  Included within these majorheadings is coverage of such details as: Centre-Boards, Steering Gear, Mast Fittings and Tabernacles, The Nautilus Shore Tent, The Nautilus Afloat Tent, Lights, Pumping and Baling, Deck Seats, A Traveling Sail and Rigging Plan, Sails for Small Cruising Canoes, Cockpit Fittings, Spars and Sails of the "Pearl", the Pearl Canoe Tent, The Mersey Canoe Yawls, The Canoe Yawl, "Severn", The "Nautilus" Canoe Yawl, The "Viking" Humber Canoe Yawl, Sleeping Hammocks, and The Clyde Tent, There are also 14 large (81/2 "X 14") plates bound in a separate folio of the most important canoes and canoe types of the time and many illustrations of neat gadgets and gilhickies unique to canoes. Numerous illustrations, with 14 large plates bound in a separate folio.

Dixon Kemp, 168 pages (17 plates)

$19.95
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THEIR CANOE TRIP (Pub. No. 0234)
Mary P.W. Smith/A fictionalized account of the actual experiences of two Roxbury Boys in the summer of 1875. 240 pages

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THEIR CANOE TRIP
by Mary P.W. Smith

Illustrated by F.T. Merrill
Based on two Roxbury Boys upon whose actual experiences, in the summer of 1875, this story is founded.
A delightful canoeing story of adventure and summer. These two boys take their canoe, The Black-eyed Susan, down the Merrimac River from Manchester New Hampshire, back home to Roxbury, Massachusetts. Good writing, good adventure and good reading!

Mary P.W. Smith, 240 pages

$18.95
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CANOE MATES IN CANADA (Pub. No. 0235)
St. George Rathborne/Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan. 238 pages

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CANOE MATES IN CANADA
or; Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan
by St. George Rathborne

We don't know of any specifically canoeing texts that Rathborne might have produced, but he did write a number of books for young people, of which these two titles, Canoe Mates and Boy Cruisers demonstrate his intimate knowledge of the sport, so he must have been a canoeist of some talent. In this title, a young boy, Owen Dugdale, fleeing from difficulties upriver of the Saskatchewan, meets up with two young men from New York. Their adventures and the eventual reconciliation of Owen and those from whom he was estranged. Adventures, bad guys, trapping, canoeing, it's all here.

St. George Rathborne, 238 pages

$19.95
CANOE HANDLING (Pub. No. 0257)
C. Bowyer Vaux/History, uses, limitations and varieties, practical management and care and relative facts. 185 pages

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CANOE HANDLING
The Canoe, Its History, Uses, Limitations and Varieties, Practical Management and Care and Relative Facts
by C. Bowyer Vaux

Vaux was the first to really exhaustively cover the handling of canoes in the early years of 1885; although other such as MacGregor and Bishop had popularized the canoe as a means of travel, there was precious little information about how to go about it or how to manage it once you got afloat. As Vaux states in his little preface; "In the little book before you I have tried to state what I would have been glad eight years ago, when canoeing was new to me, to have had some one take the trouple to tell me. The best source of information is practical experience. The experiences of others, however, are useful, even if they but verify the conclusions arrived at from your own. . . . You cannot learn to sail or paddly be reading. The utmost I can hope for is that what I have here told you will be of some help to you, and in a measure lighten the trouble you will have to bear in learning to handle your craft the first season; yes, and the second, too, perhaps. That you will get some help from what I have here written and profit by it is the wish of . . . THE AUTHOR.". The words Vaux wrote in 1885 are still true today and this book can go far to putting the beginning canoest on the right slant.

C. Bowyer Vaux, 185 pages

$9.95
$17.95
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