How Aluminum Revolutionized The Canoe: Excerpt in Gear Junkie

After World War II, the manufacture and performance of American-made canoes experienced a surge thanks to a new material: Aluminum.

Neuzil_Canoes coverBefore man first wrought tools of bronze, before ancient Egyptians built the pyramids or even before written language, there were canoes.

Despite newer, stronger, lighter materials, the canoe remained largely unchanged for the last 5,000 years. Canoes: A Natural History in North America reveals the evolution and design of this ancient watercraft.

This excerpt explores the then-revolutionary advancement into the first aluminum canoes—made right here in the U.S.A.

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Published in: Gear Junkie