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Sailing Canoes

A compendium of DCW canoes, historical articles and other good information.

Modern-day Sailing Canoes

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Somethin' Else - the Revival of the 16-30 Decked Sailing Canoe

Build Somethin' Else at the Antique Boat Museum

Vintage Sailing Canoes

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The Double Halyard Bailey Rig

16-30 silhouette A Rushton Decked Sailing Canoe

Literature

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Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs by W.P. Stephens. A 19th century classic by one who was there.

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Forest & Stream Articles A variety of articles about sailing canoes from this period weekly and more.

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Canoeing with Sail and Paddle by J.D. Hayward (1893). A nifty little book from the roots of the decked sailing canoe tradition. Written from a British viewpoint, but with plenty of good info for those on the other side of the pond. Canoe yawls are included as well.

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Canoe Handling by C. Bowyer Vaux. 1885 (3rd edition of 1901).

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Canoes and Canoeing by C. Bowyer Vaux. 1894

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Sailing Canoes: A Brief History by O.S. Tyson. A booklet published in 1935 under the auspices of the American Canoe Association.