In the early 1990s I saw a photograph of a sailing canoe from the 1880's. This was the beginning of my fascination with decked sailing canoes. On this page I hope to post historical photographs and sketches of decked sailing canoes.
Most of the photos here have been scanned from classic sailing books/ journals that I've collected or obtained through interlibrary loans. There are large photo archives of the "golden era" of decked canoe sailing (1880-1900) housed at the New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY; the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain, NY; and the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut. Many of the originals of the photos I've posted here are located at the aforementioned museums.
I'd truly love to be able to catalogue and post these