—Recommended Reading—

Articles by Sherri Mertz:


Paddling Magazines


Books About Recreational Paddling (Canoe and/or Kayak)

  • Canoeing in a Week by Sam Cook
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking by the Editors of Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Dennis O. Stuhaug
  • First Strokes: Kayak Touring for Sit-on-Top and Sit-Inside Kayaks by Mitch Powers
  • Quiet Water Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking by Leslie Dunn
  • Recreational Kayaking: The Essential Skills and Safety by Alex Matthews and Ken Whiting
  • Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide by Ken Whiting
  • Sit-on-Top Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide by Tom Holtey
  • Tandem Sit-on-Top Kayaking by Tom Hotley


Books About Rolling a Kayak

  • Eskimo Rolling by Derek Hutchinson
  • Kayak Rolling: The Black Art Demystified by Loel Collins
  • Rolling a Kayak by Ken Whiting
  • Rolling With Sticks Guide Book by Christopher Crowhurst (on-water guide book)
  • The Bombproof Roll and Beyond by Paul Dutky


Books About Sea Kayaking Skills and Technique

  • British Canoe Union Canoe & Kayak Handbook by Ray Rowe
  • British Canoe Union Canoeing Handbook – (The British refer to kayaking as canoeing)
  • British Canoe Union Coaching Handbook
  • Canoeing in a Week by Sam Cook
  • Complete Sea Kayak Touring by Jonathan Hanson
  • Extreme Sea Kayaking by Eric Soares and Michael Powers
  • First Strokes: Kayak Touring for Sit-on-Top and Sit-Inside Kayaks by Mitch Powers
  • Kayak Touring & Camping by Cecil Kuhne
  • Kayaking – American Canoe Association by Pamela S. Dillon and Jeremy Oyen
  • Kayaking: A Trailside Guide by by Krauzer, Hildebrand, and Viehman
  • Kayaking Made Easy by Dennis Stuhaug
  • Nigel Foster’s Sea Kayaking by Nigel Foster
  • Nigel Foster’s Surf Kayaking by Nigel Foster
  • Paddle Your Own Kayak by Gary & Joanie McGuffin
  • The Practical Handbook of Kayaking & Canoeing by Bill Mattos
  • Rough Water Handling by Doug Cooper
  • The Savvy Paddler by Doug Alderson
  • Sea Kayak by Gordon Brown
  • Sea Kayak Handling by Doug Cooper
  • Sea Kayak Strokes by Doug Alderson
  • Sea Kayaking by John Dowd
  • Sea Kayaking Illustrated by John Robison ***Sherri’s Top Pick***
  • Sea Kayaking Rough Waters by Alex Matthews
  • Sit-On-Top Kayaking: A Beginner’s Guide by Tom Holtey
  • The Coastal Kayaker’s Manual by Randel Washburne
  • The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking by Derek C. Hutchinson
  • The Complete Folding Kayaker by Ralph Diaz
  • The Complete Sea Kayaker’s Handbook by Shelley Johnson
  • The Essential Sea Kayaker by David Seidman
  • Touring in Your Sea Kayak by Linda Legg
  • Woman’s Guide to Sea Kayaking by Shelley Johnson


Books About Sea Kayak Safety

  • Sea Kayak Rescue by Roger Schumann & Jan Shriner
  • Sea Kayaker – Deep Trouble by Matt Broze and George Gronseth, Edited by Christopher Cunningham
  • Sea Kayaker Magazine’s Handbook of Safety and Rescue by Doug Alderson and Michael Pardy
  • Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue by John Lull


Books on Fitness for Paddlers

  • Fit to Paddle: The Paddler’s Guide to Strength & Conditioning by Rocky Snyder
  • Kayaking for Fitness by Jodi Bigelow
  • Sleeping Bag Yoga by Erin Widman
  • “The Stand Up Paddle & Yoga” Sutras: Reinventing the Art of Yoga by Vie Binga & Time Ganley


Books on Kayak Fishing

  • Kayak Bass Fishing by Chad Hoover
  • Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide by Scott Null and Joel McBride
  • The Complete Kayak Fisherman by Eric B. Burnley
  • The Orvis Guide to Personal Fishing Craft: Fishing Effectively from Canoes, Kayaks, and Inflatables by Rickey Noel Mitchell


Books on Kayak Cooking and Camping

  • Kayak Cookery by Linda Daniel
  • Paddling Chef by Dian Weimer


Books on the History of Kayaks

  • The Aleutian Kayak by Wolfgang Brinck
  • Baidarka – The Kayak by George Dyson
  • Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America by Edwin Tappan Adney
  • Eastern Arctic Kayaks – History, Design, Technique by John D. Heath and E. Arima
  • Hooper Bay Kayak Construction by David W. Zimmerly
  • Instruction in Kayak Building (Qaanniornermut ilitsersuut) by H.C. Petersen
  • Kayak: Webster’s Timeline History, 1085-2007
  • Kayaks of Greenland by Harvey Golden
  • Qayaq – Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia by David W. Zimmerly
  • Skinboats of Greenland by H.C. Petersen
  • The Cockleshell Canoes by Quentin Rees
  • The Little Kayak Book by John Brand
  • The Little Kayak Book II by John Brand
  • The Little Kayak Book III by John Brand
  • The Little Kayak Book IV by John Brand


Books about Building Your Own Kayak/Canoe

For a list of books and more information on boat building, see the resources page on Building Your Own Kayak.


Books About Maintaining and Repairing Your Kayak/Canoe

  • The Optimum Kayak by Andy Knapp
  • Outfitting Your Canoe or C-1 by Charlie Walbridge
  • Outfitting Your Kayak by Charlie Walbridge


Books About Kayak Navigation and General Seamanship

  • Boating Magazine’s One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road by Charlie Wing
  • Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation by David Burch
  • Emergency Navigation by David Burch
  • How to Read a Nautical Chart by Nigel Calder
  • Knots by Peter Owen
  • Sea Kayak Navigation by Franco Ferrero
  • Sea Kayak Navigation Simplified by Lee Moyer
  • Simple Kayak Navigation by Ray Killen
  • Waves and Beaches by Willard Bascomb


Books and Articles About Cold Weather and Paddling

  • Hypothermia, Frostbite and other Cold Injuries – Prevention, Survival, Rescue, and Treatment by Gordon G. Giesbrecht, Ph.D. and James A. Wilkerson, Ph.D.
  • Cold Shock and Swimming Failure – article from Seakayaker Magazine February 2008 by Chris Brooks


Books About Canoeing Skills and Technique

  • Basic Canoeing by John Rounds, editor
  • Canoeing in a Week by Sam Cook
  • The Basic Essentials of Canoeing by Cliff Jacobson
  • The Basic Essentials of Solo Canoeing by Cliff Jacobson
  • Canoe Camping: An Essential Guide by Mark Scriver
  • Canoe Handbook by Slim Ray
  • Canoeing – American Canoe Association by Pamela S. Dillon and Jeremy Oyen
  • Canoeing – A Trailside Guide by Gordon Grant
  • Canoeing – The Essential Skills and Safety by Andrew Westwood
  • The Complete Book of Canoeing by I. Herbert Gordon
  • Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America by Cliff Jacobson
  • Freestyle Canoeing by Lou Glaros and Charlie Wilson
  • Introduction to Paddling – canoeing basics for lakes and rivers by the American Canoe Association
  • Open Canoe Technique by Nigel Foster
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe by Gary & Joanie McGuffin
  • Path of the Paddle by Bill Mason
  • The Practical Handbook of Kayaking & Canoeing by Bill Mattos
  • Solo Canoeing on Quietwater by Lou Glaros
  • The Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook by Paul Landry and Matty McNair
  • Thrill of the Paddle by Paul Mason and Mark Scriver
  • Woman’s Guide to Canoeing by Laurie Gullion


Books About the History of Canoeing

  • Birchbark Canoes of the Fur Trade (Volumes 1 & 2) by Timothy J. Kent
  • Idleness, Water, and a Canoe – Reflections on Paddling for Pleasure by Jamie Benidickson
  • Noah’s Last Canoe: The Lost Art of Cree Birch Bark Canoe Building by Doug Evams
  • The Canoe – A Living Tradition by John Jennings
  • The Canoe – An Illustrated History by Jim Poling, Sr.
  • The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee


Books About Canoeing Safety

  • Canoeing Safety & Rescue by Doug McKown
  • Up The Creek – True Stories of Canoeists in Trouble by Doug McKown


Books About Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

  • Stand Up Paddling – Flatwater to Surf and Rivers by Rob Casey
  • The Art of Stand Up Paddling by Ben Marcus
  • The Stand Up Paddle Book by Nate Burgoyne
  • “The Stand Up Paddle & Yoga” Sutras: Reinventing the Art of Yoga by Vie Binga & Time Ganley


Books About Whitewater Kayaking

  • The Basic Essentials of Kayaking Whitewater by Bill Kallner & Donna Jackson
  • Catch Every Eddy…Surf Every Wave by Tom Foster and Kel Kelly
  • The Essential Whitewater Kayaker by Jeff Bennett
  • Every Crushing Stroke: The Book of Performance Kayaking by Scott Shipley
  • Kayak-The New Frontier (2nd Edition) by William Nealy
  • Kayaking – American Canoe Association by Pamela S. Dillon and Jeremy Oyen
  • Kayaking on the Edge by Ben Solomon
  • The Practical Handbook of Kayaking & Canoeing by Bill Mattos
  • Squirt Boating & Beyond by James E. Snyder
  • The Playboater’s Handbook by Ken Whiting
  • The Playboater’s Handbook II by Ken Whiting
  • Whitewater Kayaking: the Ultimate Guide by Ken Whiting and Kevin Varette
  • Whitewater Paddling – Strokes & Concepts by Eric Jackson


Books About Whitewater Safety

  • River Rescue by Les Bechdel & Slim Ray
  • River Safety: A Floater’s Guide by Stan Bradshaw
  • Swiftwater Rescue by Slim Ray
  • Swiftwater Rescue Field Guide by Slim Ray
  • Whitewater Rescue Manual by Charles Walbridge & Wayne A. Sundmacher Sr.
  • Whitewater Safety & Rescue (2nd Edition) by Franco Ferrero


Books for Parents Getting Kids Started in Paddling

  • Canoe Tripping With Children: Unique Advice to Keeping Kids Comfortable by David Harrison
  • Cradle to Canoe: Camping and Canoeing With Children by Rolf  & Debra Kraiker
  • Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water by Alan S. Kesselheim
  • Paddling With Kids: AMC Essential Handbook for Fun and Safe Paddling by Bruce Lessels & Karen Blom


Children’s Books

  • A Cat in a Kayak by Maria Coffey, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
  • A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North by Peter Sis
  • Kayak Anna and the Palindrome Creek by Linda Lukashevich
  • Kayak Combat (Sports Stories Series) by Eric Howling
  • Leave Only Ripples: A Canoe Country Sketchbook by Consie Powell
  • Mabel Takes a Paddle by Emily Chetkowski, illustrated by Susan Spellman
  • Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M Joosse, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee
  • Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
  • The Little Eskimo by Katheryn Jackson, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard (A Little Golden Book – 1952)
  • The Raven’s Gift: A True Story From Greenland by Kelly Dupre
  • The Wild Colorado: The True Adventures of Fred Dellenbaugh on the Second Powell Expedition by Richard Maurer
  • Voices of the Wildby Jonathan London


Canoe & Kayak Games

  • 101 Games and Activities for Canoes & Kayaks by Diane Tyrrelll
  • The American Canoe Association’s Kayak & Canoe Games by Laurie Gullion
  • Canoe Games by Dave Ruse
  • Canoe & Kayak Games: 250 best paddle sport games by Dave Ruse & Loel Collins


Canoe/Kayak Expeditions and Travel Narratives

Alaska/West Coast of Canada

  • A Land Gone Lonesome – An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River by Dan O’Neill
  • Aone in My Kayak by Agnes Rodli
  • Birthplace of the Winds – Adventuring in Alaska’s Islands of Fire and Ice by Jon Bowermaster
  • Coming Into The Country by John McPhee
  • Day of Two Sunsets – Paddling Adventures on Canada’s West Coast by Michael Blades
  • Gathering Paradise – Alaska Wilderness Journeys by Larry Rice
  • Harvest of Light by Stephanie Quainton Steel
  • Homelands – Kayaking the Inside Passage by Byron Ricks
  • Paddle ‘Til Dark: A Yukon River Journey by Raimonds Zvirbulis
  • Paddling North by Audrey Sutherland
  • Paddling Through Time – A Kayaking Journey through Clayoquot Sound by Joanna Streetly
  • Ragged Islands: Paddling the Inside Passage by Michael Poole
  • Reading the River – A Voyage Down the Yukon by John Hildebrand
  • Spirited Waters – Soloing South Through the Inside Passage by Jennifer Hahn
  • The Only Kayak – A Journey into the Heart of Alaska by Kim Heacox
  • Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska by Miranda Weiss (only marginally involves kayaking)
  • Two in a Red Canoe – Our Journey Down the Yukon by Megan Baldina & Matt Hage
  • Visions of the Wild – A Voyage by Kayak around Vancouver Island by Maria Coffey & Dag Goering

Africa/Middle East

  • Around Madagascar on my Kayak by Riaan Manser
  • At the Mercy of the River by Peter Stark
  • Kayaks Down the Nile by John Goddard
  • Mystery of the Nile by Richard Bangs and Pasquale Scaturro
  • The Rob Roy on the Jordan by John MacGregor
  • The Rob Roy on the Nile by John MacGregor
  • To Timbuktu – A Journey Down the Niger by Mark Jenkins


  • The Frozen Coast – Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula by Charles, Jones, and Waters with Sarah Moodie
  • Unclaimed Coast: The first kayak journey around Shakelton’s South Georgia by Charles, Jones, and Waters

Anthologies of Paddling Stories/Trips

  • A Paddler’s Journey by Bryant Burkhardt
  • A Speck on the Sea – Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels by William H. Longyard
  • Alone Against the Sea – and other true adventures by Jon Bowermaster
  • Canoe Country Reflections by Larry Rice
  • One Inch above the Water – Running away on America’s rivers by Jim Payne
  • Raging Rivers, Stormy Seas by Terry Storry, Marcus Bailie & Nigel Foster
  • Seekers of the Horizon edited by Will Nordby
  • Travels With a Kayak by Whit Deschner

Arctic/Northwest Passage/Greenland

  • Arctic Crossing – A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture by Jonathan Waterman
  • Cold Oceans by Jon Turk
  • Greenland Expedition – Where Ice Is Born by Lonnie Dupre
  • Into the Great Solitude – An Arctic Journey by Robert Perkins
  • Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak by Victoria Jason
  • Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell
  • Rowing to Latitude – Journeys Along the Arctic Edge by Jill Fredston
  • Seventh Journey by Earl de Blonville
  • Stepping Stones: of Ungava and Labrador by Nigel Foster


  • Courting the Diamond Sow – A Whitewater Expedition on Tibet’s Forbidden River by Wickliffe W. Walker
  • Hell or High Water – Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River by Peter Heller
  • The Last River – The Tragic Race for Shangri-La by Todd Balf

Atlantic Ocean

  • Alone At Sea by Dr. Hannes Lindemann
  • Kayak Across the Atlantic by Peter Bray


  • Crossing the Ditch by James Castrission
  • Fearless: One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent by Joe Glickman
  • Keep Australia on Your Left by Eric Stiller
  • SOLO: A Man, A Kayak, An Ocean by Vicki McAuley
  • The Dreamtime Voyage – Around Australia Kayak Odyssey by Paul Caffyn

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

  • A Season for Wilderness – The Journal of a Summer in Canoe Country by Michael Furtman
  • Canoeing the Boundary Waters – The Account of One Family’s Explorations by Marion Stresau
  • Crossing Boundary Waters – A Spiritual Journey in Canoe Country by Andrew Rogness

British Isles/Scotland

  • Argonauts of the Western Isles – Sea Kayaking off Scotland’s West Coast by Robin Lloyd-Jones
  • Blazing Paddles – A Scottish Coastal Journey by Brian Wilson
  • The Canoe Boys – The First Epic Scottish Sea Journey by Kayak by Alastair Dunnett
  • Paddle: A long way around Ireland by Jasper Winn


  • A Death on the Barrens by George Grinnell
  • A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador by Mina Benson Hubbard
  • Around the Rock – A Newfoundland Sea Kayak Journey by Ken Campbell
  • Around the Rock in a Bad Mood by Bernie Howgate
  • Canoeing a Continent – On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie by Max Finkelstein
  • Canoeing With the Cree by Eric Sevareid
  • Cold Summer Wind by Clayton Klein (Rivers of the Northwest Territories)
  • Dangerous River by R.M. Patterson (South Nahanni River)
  • Daughter, Father, Canoe – coming of age in the sub-arctic by Rob Kesselring
  • Distant Fires by Scott Anderson
  • Down the Wild River North by Constance Helmericks
  • Freshwater Saga – Memior of a Lifetime of Wilderness Canoeing in Canada by Eric W. Morse
  • In The Footsteps of Grey Owl – Journeys Into the Ancient Forest by Gary & Joanie McGuffin
  • Journals of the New Voyageurs by Norm Crerar
  • Kayaks to the Arctic by E.B. Nickerson (Mackenzie River)
  • Lonely Voyage – By Kayak to Adventure and Discovery by Kamil Pecher
  • May We Rant and Roar No More: A Sea Kayak Journey Around Newfoundland by Michael Paul
  • One Incredible Journey by Clayton Klein & Verlen Kruger
  • Stepping Stones of Ungava and Labrador by Nigel Foster
  • The Journals of Alexander Mackenzie
  • The Long Labrador Trail by Dillon Wallace
  • The Lure of Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  • This Water Goes North by Dennis Weidemann
  • Water and Sky – Challenging the Northern Wilderness by Alan S. Kesselheim
  • Where Rivers Run – A 6,000-mile Exploration of Canada by Canoe by Gary & Joanie McGuffin


  • On Island Time: Kayaking the Caribbean by Scott B. Williams

Central/South America

  • Amazon Extreme by Colin Angus with Ian Mulgrew
  • Baja to Patagonia – Latin American Adventures by Larry Rice
  • Running the Amazon by Joe Kane
  • The River of Doubt – Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
  • White River, Brown Water by Alan Holman

East Coast/North America

  • Voyage of the Paper Canoe-A Geographical Journey of 2500 miles, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico by Nathaniel H. Bishop


  • A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe by John MacGregor
  • The Rob Roy on the Baltic by John MacGregor


  • New Dawn for the Kissimmee River: Orlando to Okeechobee by Doug Alderson
  • Without a Paddle by Warren Richey


  • A Boat In Our Baggage – Around the World With A Kayak by Maria Coffey

Great Lakes

  • Deep Water Passage – A Spiritual Journey at Midlife by Ann Linnea (Lake Superior)
  • Superior – Journeys On An Inland Sea by Gary & Joanie McGuffin
  • Wild Shore – Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak by Greg Breining


  • Paddling My Own Canoe by Audrey Sutherland


  • Commitment and Open Crossings by Bill Taylor
  • Dances With Waves by Brian Wilson
  • On Celtic Tides by Chris Duff
  • Paddle – A long way around Ireland by Jasper Winn


  • Enchanted Vagabonds by Dana Lamb
  • Kayaking the Vermilion Sea – Eight Hundred Miles Down the Baja by Jonathan Waterman
  • Keep It Moving – Baja by Canoe by Valeria Fons
  • We Survived Yesterday by John Reseck, Jr.
  • Wind.Water.Sun – A Solo Kayak Journey along Baja California’s Desert Coastline by Ed Darack

Midwestern United States

  • Crossing the Driftless: A Canoe Trip Through a Midwestern Landscape by Lynne Diebel
  • Down Historic Waterways: Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Upon Illinois and Wisconsin Rivers by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • Our Wisconsin River: Border to Border by Nels Akerlund & Joe Glickman
  • The Kayak Lady: One Woman, One Kayak and 1007 Lakes by Mary Shideler

Mississippi River

  • Bluffs to Bayous by Byron Curtis
  • By Canoe by Kristin & Nigel Law
  • “Ka-Ka-Ska-Ska” (“Headwaters to the Gulf”-in a kayak) by Jim Lewis
  • Mighty Miss by Gary Hoffman
  • Mississippi Solo by Eddy L. Harris
  • One Good Story – A Mississippi Kayak Journey by Ron Severs
  • Paddle To the Amazon – by Don Starkell
  • Ripples of Wisdom: A Journey Through Mud and Truth by Nancy Scheibe and Rikka Wommack
  • Water, Women, Wisdom: Voices from the Upper Mississippi by Nancy Scheibe

New Zealand

  • Cresting the Restless Wave – North Island Kayak Odyssey by Paul Caffyn
  • Dark Side of the Wave – Stewart Island Kayak Odyssey by Paul Caffyn
  • Obscured by the Waves – South Island Canoe Odyssey by Paul Caffyn
  • Southern Exposure by Chris Duff

North America

  • The Ultimate Canoe Challenge: 28,000 Miles Through North America by Verlen Kruger & Brand Frentz

North Eastern United States

  • An Adirondack Passage – The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp by Christine Jerome
  • A Kayaker’s Guide to the Hudson River Valley: The Quiter Waters – Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, & Ponds by Shari Aber
  • Foldboat Holidays by J. Kissner
  • The Survival of the Bark Canoe by John McPhee

Pacific Islands

  • Beyond Fear – A Journey Across New Guinea by Joel P. Kramer
  • The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux

Pacific Northwest

  • Sea Kayaking from Mountains to Ocean by Dan Baharav
  • Watertrail – The Hidden Path Through Puget Sound by Joel W. Rogers


  • Brother’s on the Bashkaus – A Siberian Paddling Adventure by Eugen Buchanan
  • In the Wave of the Jomon – Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific by Jon Turk
  • River of No Reprieve by Jeffrey Tayler (Lena River)

South America

  • Something Amazing: Cape Wrath to Cape Horn by way of Peru by Rebecca Ridgway

Southeast Asia

  • Descending the Dragon – My Journey Down the Coast of Vietnam by Jon Bowermaster

West Coast/North America

  • Paddling the Gate: A Kayak Trip on San Francisco Bay by Paul D. Kaufmann
  • Point Conception to Mexico: A Common Man Kayak Adventure by David Powdrell
  • Reflections on San Francisco Bay: A Kayaker’s Tall Tales Vol. VI by John Boeschen
  • The Hidden Coast – Kayak Exploration from Alaska to Mexico by Joel W. Rogers

Western United States

  • Kayaking Alone – 900 miles from Idaho’s Mountains to the Pacific Ocean by Mike Barenti
  • River – One man’s journey down the Colorado, source to sea by Colin Fletcher
  • Sunk Without a Sound – The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde by Brad Dimock
  • The Doing of the Thing – the Brief Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom by Welch, Conley, and Dimock
  • The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell

Yellowstone River, Montana

  • Kayaking the Full Moon by Steve Chapple



  • All Things are Possible – The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle by Phil Peterson, Sr.
  • Beyond Black Bear Lake by Anne LaBastille
  • Breaking into the Current – Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon by Louise Teal
  • Confessions of a Wave Warrior by Eric Soares
  • Diary of a Wilderness Dweller by Chris Czajkowski
  • Fire in the Bones – Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan
  • Grey Owl – The Many Faces of Archie Belaney by Jane Billinghurst
  • I Paddled My Own Canoe: An Autobiography by Oliver J. Cock MBE
  • Root Beer Lady – the story of Dorothy Molter by Bob Cary
  • The Starship & the Canoe by Kenneth Brower
  • The Watkins Boys by Simon Courtauld
  • Water’s Edge – Women Who Push the Limits in Rowing, Kayaking & Canoeing by Linda Lewis
  • Woman of the Boundary Waters – Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing and Surviving by Justine Kerfoot
  • Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille
  • Woodswoman III by Anne LaBastille


My “Old School” Collection of Paddle Sport Books

  • The All-Purpose Guide to Paddling: Canoe-Raft-Kayak edited by Dean Norman (1976)
  • A.M.C. White Water Handbook for Canoe and Kayak by John T. Urban (1970)
  • Canoeing – The American National Red Cross (1074 & 1977)
  • Foldboat Holidays by J. Kissner (1940)
  • Fundamentals of Kayaking by Robert Jay Evans (published by the Ledyard Canoe Club of Dartmouth, tenth edition-year unknown)
  • Living Canoeing by Alan Byde (1969 & 1972)
  • Sea Touring: An informative manual for sea canoeists by J.J. Ramwell (1976)
  • Whitewater Canoeing by William O. Sandreuter (1976)
  • White-Water Sport: Running Rapids in Kayak and Canoe by Peter Dwight Whitney (1960)
  • Wildwater – The Sierra Club Guide to Kayaking and Whitewater Boating by Lito Tejada-Flores (1978)





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