Canoes in the News
A selection of paddling-related news stories.
"New director wants you to see Armand Bayou wonders" (Houston)
"Tim Pylate likes to arrive early to work, preferably at sunrise. Walking along one of the many pathways at Armand Bayou Nature Center, the Pearland native might catch a glimpse of a white-tail deer, nearly cross paths with an armadillo or greet the red-tail hawk that stands guard near the admissions office. That’s an ordinary morning at work for the new executive director of one of the largest urban wildernesses in the United States..."
"Texas State Parks make major change to camping reservations" (Texas)
"A Texas state parks reservation system update will allow visitors to pick campsites ahead of time, reserve spots for day trips in advance and buy or renew passes online. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has set a spring 2019 target date for the new features..."
"Nomadic kayaker makes his home one foot above the tide" (Canada)
"When we think of nomads and full-time travelers, we usually think of people living in camper vans, RVs, or sailboats. But Rich Brand of Captured Heartbeats is taking a different type of journey – traveling in his kayak across North America. He’s paddling down rivers, through Great Lakes, and along the coastline, from Quebec City, Canada to Jacksonville, Florida..."
"Power boat strikes, kills kayaker" (Los Angeles)
" Authorities say a kayaker was struck and killed by a power boat Monday in a popular Los Angeles marina. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Deryl Walker tells the Los Angeles Times that a power boat about 50 feet long hit the kayaker in Marina del Rey..."
"San Antonio man drowned at Boerne Lake" (Boerne, Texas)
"A San Antonio man has been identified as a kayaker who drowned at Boerne Lake on Sunday. Benito Cantu, 42, was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Family and friends told police they last saw Cantu around 3:30 p.m. when he was kayaking in the Lake Country Homeowners Park area..."
"Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea" (Minnesota)
"A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say..."
"Rescuing Lou's Canoe Tax" (New Hampshire)
"If it moves, Democrats want to tax it. Late last year, Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, sponsored the Canoe Tax, a $10 annual registration fee for every canoe and kayak in New Hampshire..."
"Police seek canoe vandals" (New York)
"Police are looking for the public’s help in locating the people who damaged a wooden carved canoe that sits along Beach Road. The 24-foot-long, ornate carving was put along the lake last September, and depicts five American Indians paddling a canoe with colonial frontiersman and British soldier Robert Roger..."
"Restored postal canoe delivers again — in a different capacity" (Minnesota)
"...A couple of guys who would embark on an intricate canoe research and restoration project...The canoe is an 18-foot, cedar-planked Old Town square stern. Made in 1938, it has carried years of history and most likely a lot of U.S. mail along Minnesota’s North Shore..."
"Kayak company to pay for full-time deputy patrolling River" (Florida)
"Solutions could be coming soon to overcrowding and the lack of patrol on the Weeki Wachee River. People who know the river, know that it’s a combination of a lot of things that are creating too many kayaks, too little patrol, and too much trash on the natural spring..."