The Corps of Discovery Expedition also know as the Lewis and Clark expedition was the first American group to explore the newly acquired territory of the Louisiana Purchase. Starting from Saint Louis Missouri, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on the Mississippi and would eventually make it all the way to Pacific coast.
Traveling primarily by canoe, Lewis and Clark were tasked with a two-pronged mission, to survey the scientific and geological findings of the American West and report back on the economic potential and natural resources. Their Read the rest of this entry »
The type and size of your canoe greatly depends on how many people intend to use it at one time and in what types of conditions you intend to use it in.
If you and only one other person will be using the canoe, purchase a canoe that is between ten and sixteen feet long. A canoe this size can usually support a maximum of 900 pounds, and should only be taken out when the water is calm.
A canoe that is between fourteen and eighteen feet long can Read the rest of this entry »
The Lewis and Clark expedition paved the way for future travelers. It is now known as the pioneer venue of map charting, and the legacy has benefited explorers and voyagers alike since 1806. History buffs and heritage enthusiasts often follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and try to re-create the past with more modern approach. White water canoe adventures for the whole family can simulate the original expedition and provide all participants with exciting venture combined with re-visiting the fantastic journey experienced by our ancestors.
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The Best Calm Waterways For The New Canoe Owner
Some of the best calm waterways for the new canoe rider can be found along more subtle and less rocky rivers and banks. There are a lot of beautiful calm waterways in Delaware, New Jersey, Vermont, and along the East Coast like Maine and Massachusetts too. Finding the best calm waterways will only require a modicum of research. You can begin your search online using Google as a guideline. Depending on which state you live in you can find a number of prime calm waterways to explore. It is obviously Read the rest of this entry »
Life jackets save lives and not just the lives of those who are weak swimmers or those who cannot swim. Life jackets are for everyone and should be used by everyone in any situation where people are going to be around water. Canoeing is no exception. Everyone should wear life jackets while swimming even very strong swimmers.
I know some would argue this point and say that strong swimmers do not need a life jacket but they actually do. Even if they can swim marvelously they should wear one Read the rest of this entry »
In the year 1804, two great pioneers led a national expedition to fulfill our manifest destiny. Meriwether Lewis and William clark led a group of brave explorers into the untamed wilderness of what is now the North-Western United States.
To most, the idea of this expedition connotes these two men, a ragtag group of explorers, an invaluable native guide, and lots of hiking. Indeed, the two men had to trek a great deal over treacherous terrain, but they weren’t primarily doing so on foot. In fact, most Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re going on a family canoe trip then you need to have all of the basic safety equipment on hand. This comes in two halves; water safety and survival safety.
Water safety is the easier of the two to manage. You need to have flotation devices, regardless of your family’s ability to swim or not swim. Flotation devices also need to be attached to important gear, and it should be stowed in plastic bags or other protective sacks that keep water off. Once you’re sure that water won’t ruin your rescue radio and Read the rest of this entry »