Recent News: Canoeing

2024 Season Opener

Our on-water season officially launched this weekend, with the sailors hosting the inaugural Brooklyn Urban Sunfish Championship on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s All-Club Invitational event. Kayaks, the big canoes, and the gig all were...

Boat Demo Day

By Chris Bickford The Sebago Canoe Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club combined teaching talents and boats to introduce paddling to interested SCC & AMC members. Loretta Brady, Charles Michener & Dan Olson discussed...

Canoe Restoration, visit to the shop, photo courtesy of Patrick Daniels

Canoe Committee Report – May 2017

The big news for canoe aficionados is the return of our fully restored, Old Town war canoe. Long canoes have a long history of warlike use by the indigenous people of North America and Africa. Be assured, the Canoe Committee is committed to their peaceful use, including programming for families, the community and others. The amount of war canoe programming

War canoe restoration, visit to the boat shop. photo courtesty Jim Luton

Preserving a Classic – The Restoration of War Canoe One

By the end of last season, it became evident that our classic Old Town war canoes were not going to go much further without some serious attention. Many years of well-intentioned but misguided repair efforts and inadequate storage conditions have rendered both boats nearly unusable. I’ve done some wood and canvas canoe restoration myself, and I know enough to be wary of undertaking a project

Canoe Report

This season, the Canoe Committee focused on four areas of activities related to instruction, high adventure, family activities and public trips. The Canoe Committee exists in a virtual and inclusive world, drawing participation from Sebago kayakers, sailors, rowers and their families…