Canoes in the News
A selection of paddling-related news stories.
"The New Future Of Canoeing"
"In 1960, two percent of Americans participated in canoeing and kayaking. Twenty years later by the early ‘80s, thanks to the movie "Deliverance", the development of a revolutionary, inexpensive and virtually indestructible canoe material and Baby Boomers venturing into the backcountry with their young families, the national canoeing participation number had risen to eight percent. Canoeing was hot..."
"Coast Guard searches for owner of stranded kayak" (Crystal Beach, TX)
"The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the owner of a beached kayak found in Crystal Beach on Monday. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office called the Coast Guard around 5 a.m. to notify them of the orange kayak that was found unmanned near Meynig Drive..."
"Man flees in canoe when police discover 700-plus marijuana plants" (Michigan)
"With police approaching a large-scale marijuana-growing operation, a 60-year-old man at the scene fled to a canoe and paddled onto his pond..."
"Wild police chase" (California)
"On Tuesday, a 44-year-old California man led authorities on a chase that traversed both land and sea, crossed multiple cities, one orchard, a summer camp and the San Joaquin River... Martinez was spotted in the water, attempting to take a canoe downstream..."
"River canoeing, kayaking encourage stewardship" (Chicago)
"Eleven-year-old Arianna Rodriguez could never imagine littering in the Chicago River. But now that she has taken a canoe trip and watched ducks looking for food along the banks, she feels much more strongly about the need to keep the river clean, and would be upset if she saw someone tossing a plastic bottle or food wrapper into the water..."
"Company stops water draw from Village Creek" (Texas)
"A company that was ordered to stop taking water from Village Creek a week before a local kayak and canoe race said Monday it has enough to finish testing its pipes..."
"Kayaker Fights Rabid Beaver To The Death" (Pennsylvania)
"One brave dad had to fight back a beaver on Sunday while kayaking with his 7-year-old daughter. Dan Wherley looked down in the water and saw the beaver scratching his brand-new kayak as they were paddling on a creek. But the wonderful up-close glimpse of nature turned into a moment of terror when the beaver started attacking the boat..."
"Fox River kayakers make shocking discovery" (Illinois)
"Doug Bosco of Chicago Ridge is a self-described veteran kayaker who participates in river cleanups throughout the region as well. In all their years of cleaning up along area waterways, the two have had their share of interesting finds, but nothing like their "bewildering" discovery Saturday of a human skull..."
"Mechanized alligator head causes concern for New Braunfels residents" (Texas)
"New Braunfels police put rumors to rest Saturday after social media posts that purportedly showed an alligator swimming around the Comal or Guadalupe River started alarming people. In a Facebook post, the department said the photo spreading around social media was not a real alligator, but a remote-controlled alligator head..."