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  1. dcloots

    Introducing myself and a new canoe shop - White Rose Canoe.

    Welcome and best of luck Keith! I think you will find a wealth of interested persons on this forum that will undoubtedly support your unique "canoe only" venture! I look forward to visiting the shop at some point and wish you the best of luck and success. Just did a google map distance check...
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    BWCA Round Lake loop

    Gamma I am thoroughly enjoying this trip report. Well written and detailed. I am looking forward to your next installment.
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    I bumped into the paddling group that I had mentioned in my report and something that one individual said that touched me was, “We are paddling waters that have been paddled for 10,000 years by the indigenous people. Additionally we are celebrating them by paddling the same waters on Indigenous...
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    Paddler123 thanks for sharing that piece of history. Amazing bit of history!
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    The old sunken boiler / boiler stack was still there. I believe I read that the sunken boiler stack existed from one of the threads on this forum. Is it possible that it was your post from way back?
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    Patrick, yes it is the same Wabnaki that received a new coat of red. I originally had always wanted to add color but stayed more inline with the traditional all wood appearance, but I felt something was missing. This past March with the canoe back in the shop I applied two coats of Rustoleum...
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    Robin, Looks like I made a faux pas by adding the wrong video link. Sorry about that. I just edited the post and added the correct video link. It was great to get out there on the water again after an extremely busy summer with family and obligations. The downeast area was amazing and yes...
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    Downeast Lakes Water Trail, Maine

    After a bungled attempt at a Northern Maine canoe trip in September (due to a distressed vehicle situation on the Golden Road), I needed to venture out again before the snow starts flying. I loaded up the new adventure wagon October 8th and headed out to the Downeast Lakes region with a put in...
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    Lows Lake October weekend get away

    Thoroughly enjoyed this trip report and your photography. More importantly your wife enjoyed the trip. I am in the process of trying to convince my wife to at least head out for a Lobster Lake / Penobscot West Branch trip next year. We will become empty nesters next year so I certainly would...
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    Lobster Lake 9/19/21 to 9/21/21

    A late September parking lot full of pickup trucks/trailers at Lobster Trip means that there is a canoe (motored) assembly down at the Big Island salmon fishing. Great photos! Thank you for sharing.
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    Photo of the day

    I want to play the shadow selfie game.....lol
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    Photo of the day

    Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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    Not Maine but nice plan B, ADK Low’s Lake

    Thanks for sharing your trip report. Now where can I get one of those CanoeTripping.net T-shirts! I love the swag!
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    Poll: How often do you paddle alone (one boat) vs. with a group?

    Couldn't agree more with you. Thanks for sharing your story.
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    Poll: How often do you paddle alone (one boat) vs. with a group?

    I ran the St. John river again this past May with my father and 22 others. Although a great group of people I find that paddling solo is what I prefer, however, I will never pass down a trip with my father but those opportunities are winding down. I like the ease of planning, traveling and...
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    The forgotten item

    Have only adventured once this season thus far and that was in May on the St. John River from Baker Lake to Dickey Bridge with my father. As per the usual when preparing for a trip like this a smart person would go through their gear more than once which I did, but here is the not so smart...
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    The forgotten item

    Have only adventured once this season thus far and that was in May on the St. John River from Baker Lake to Dickey Bridge with my father. As per the usual when preparing for a trip like this a smart person would go through their gear more than once which I did, but here is the not so smart...
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    Soloing while married

    I have learned over the years that adding that “White Lie” buffer can be quite useful. The early unexpected return definitely helps with approval for penciling in the next trip. It’s a win....win!
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    Soloing while married

    Three years ago I paddled the West Branch of the Penobscot with my 3 children and my father. We had planned on taking our time but with full intentions of keeping schedule. Mother nature did not cooperate causing a two day delay on the angry Witch "Chesuncook Lake". Finally with some clear...
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    Carbon / Kevlar BLACK Pearl

    This kevlar / carbon concept is quite intriguing. Not sure how I ever missed this thread but this Black Pearl build on top of the Black Pearl was a lot of fun to read through. The inlaid cedar football is quite a unique added touch. Nice work Jim!!
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