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    Quick YouTube review - Esquif Adirondack 10' solo pack boat + Hunter and Harris Ottertail on the Ipswich River, MA

    Hi Folks - we just became an Esquif dealer, so I took the Adirondack 12' solo pack boat out for a spin as part of my New Year's Day paddle. Took along an Hunter and Harris Ottertail as well. Here's a link to the resulting short video with some comments on the boat, the paddle and the river...
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    Voyageur portage loads - still almost unbelievable...

    I knew the voyageurs carried a bit of weight, but I'm reading Adney and Chapelle's "The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America" and this description really drove it home. "The term pacton was applied to the packs made up ready for portage; they were ordinarily made up of two or more...
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    Events Schedule at White Rose Canoe

    Below is a list of events scheduled for the shop starting next month. Assuming no change in COVID restrictions, we're inviting folks to gather at the shop if they're in the area. Here's a link to the full list Jan 27: Wooden Canoes - amazing history, exciting future Jan 29: SOLO Wilderness...
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    Short paddle on the Merrimac River, MA - ending in Newburyport

    I was able to get out on the Merrimac River today for a short paddle from the Rocks Village Bridge down to Cashman Park in Newburyport (approx 8.4 miles). Beautiful weather - sunny, comfortable with the very slight breeze moving the air enough to avoid being too hot in the dry suit, but not...
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    Blue barrel - what sizes do you use?

    We're reviewing stock in the store in line with our change to a dedicated canoe shop. Part of this is upping our tripping gear selection to better support the canoe tripping, includes blue barrels. So the question is: what size blue barrels do you carry? This isn't a "which is better" thing...
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    Introducing myself and a new canoe shop - White Rose Canoe.

    Hi Folks - I'm exciting to be joining this forum - a customer pointed me to it and it's going to be a great place to learn and hopefully, occasionally contribute. I got back into canoeing after about 25 years of sea kayaking on the coast of New England that included helping a couple of paddling...
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