A Celebration

Compiled by Brian Back

Introduction

Full List 2015

Full List 1999

Criteria

Sources

Summary

 

 

Sources

World's Largest Wood-Canvas Canoe Fleets 

The closest I could come to a wood-canvas canoe association was the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. There I started and expanded outward. I surveyed every canoe builder I could find and got responses from 51. These were, in fact, my best sources. I scoured the Internet. I sent emails that resulted in waves of responses as my messages were forwarded to friends. I tried prominent individuals like Benson Gray, Kirk Wipper, James Raffan, Craig Macdonald, Becky Mason, Ralph Frese, Bruce Hodgins and others, and authors like Sue Audette, Jerry Stelmok and others. I asked everyone for leads, tips and hunches, including all the camps on the list. I followed up on every suggestion.  Each institution on the list was individually contacted and provided the data used in the list. The following associations were contacted during the search:

Adirondack Museum

Alberta Camping Association

American Camping Association

American Canoe Association

Associations des camps du Quebec

Australian Camping Association
British Canoe Union

British Columbia Camping Association

Camping Association of Nova Scotia

Canadian Canoe Museum

Canadian Recreational Canoe Association

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

German Canoe Federation

International Camping Fellowship

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Manitoba Camping Association

Maine Youth Camping Association

New Brunswick Camping Committee

Ontario Camping Association

Ontario Recreational Canoe Association

Open Canoe Association of Great Britain

Saskatchewan Camping Association

Scottish Canoe Association

South African Canoe Federation

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

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