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Canoes in the News
March 2020
A selection of paddling-related news stories.

"Explore Armand Bayou with us in our brand-new kayak fleet" (Pasadena, TX)
"Join us for a guided tour of Armand Bayou to explore the wetlands, see our local wildlife, relax, and have fun. You’ll have a chance to see numerous birds, reptiles, and deer who are starting their day at the water's edge. Beginning and experienced kayakers are welcome..."
Complete story: Armand Bayou Nature Center 

"Unsupported Grand Canyon Descent by Tandem Canoes" (Arizona)
"It took 26 days for 8 Canadians to paddle the Grand Canyon. They completed this feat unsupported by packing all 26 days worth of food and supplies into their 17ft tripping canoes and tackling some of the biggest rapids in the world with loaded boats..."
Complete story: 

"Man missing on kayaking trip rescued in Everglades" (Florida)
"A kayaker who went missing during a solo trip in the Florida Everglades was found alive after his cell phone washed up on a riverbank and authorities were able to recover data showing where he’d been. A helicopter crew then spotted Mark Miele, 67, and led a marine unit to his location..."
Complete story: Daily Press 

"Kayaking And Being Held Captive By Colombian Guerrillas"
"The Colorado-born kayaker had just arrived at his put-in, the village of La Tunia in the southern Colombian jungle, on his way to a first-descent of the Apaporis River, where he and friends had planned a month-long expedition down the remote river in the northwest Amazon basin..."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 

"Andrew McAuley Disappears On Sea Kayak Trip" (New Zealand)
"One night at the end of January, 2007, two-thirds through a 1,000-mile open ocean crossing between Tasmania and New Zealand, with New Zealand’s southern alps close enough to see, McAuley disappeared..."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 

"New Mexico funds could help revamp management of Rio Grande" 
"The fight over the Rio Grande has pitted Texas against New Mexico as demands increase and drought persists. It will be up to a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to eventually decide how New Mexico goes about ensuring enough of the Rio Grande flows south to users in Texas and Mexico..."
Complete story: 

"Teen catches 7-foot, 190-pound alligator gar just outside the Brazos River" (Needville, TX)
"Jack Pytel, an 18-year-old from Needville, caught what he called a "powerful" 7-foot, 190-pound alligator gar Feb. 1 in a creek near the Brazos River in Fort Bend County..."
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"Proposal to tax canoes, kayaks is dead - for now" (South Dakota)
"Paddling in a kayak or canoe on public waterways in South Dakota doesn't cost a dime if the vessel is under 12 feet long. But some lawmakers want to change that. A Lincoln County legislator is working with the Game, Fish and Parks Department to create a license requirement for all water craft using public streams, rivers and lakes in the Rushmore State..."
Complete story: Argus Leader 

"Canoe Kids in the Solomon Islands" (location)
"The “canoe kids” are at every village we stop at, and for months we have no need to find a town that hosts a market because all of our fruit and veggies come to us. They are gingerly carried out in the folds of the paddler’s shorts as they sit cross-legged in their canoe..."
Complete story: Cruising World 

"The American Museum of Natural History Moves Its Great Canoe" (New York City)
"The Great Canoe at New York City's American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest dugout canoes on Earth. Suspended from the ceiling of the Grand Gallery, it appeared weightless. The history of the vessel can be traced back 150 years to the Pacific Northwest..."
Complete story: Mental Floss