Big appeal for big canoes - The voyageur-style canoe -

Posted by: MBR on Sun Apr 28th, 2013 9:06 am
Big appeal for big canoesThe voyageur-style canoe -- with a history dating back more than two centuries to the fur trade -- is like a schoolbus on the water, but enthusiasts love to barrel downriver in them.By Deirdre Fleming KENDUSKEAG - Bill and Tammy Kelley have been racing their 26-foot homemade canoe for 10 years in the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, the highlight of a 20-year racing career. The giant "Kenduskeag Screamah" they raced last week falls under the "open" class in the Bangor race, although in other races it's part of the so-called "war canoe" class.Read more: ... 04-28.html