Submitted: 08-20-2000 by Dick Miller
We bought new and continue to enjoy a 17'-3", kevlar Old Town Canadienne without the mahogany trim (except breastplates). It's a great, classic design, very efficient for local fun or tripping. Lousy for gunnelling, though -- too fine in the bows to stand on for many bounces. :-) This design is not a typical Old Town. It's Old Town's modern tribute to a highly successful design (from 1931, I believe) by Old Town's great Canadian competitor, the Peterborough Canoe Company. Hence its name, Canadienne. Its bows have that lovely Canadian profile.