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What is a canoe?
A: A canoe is a lightweight narrow water vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top.

How is it propelled?
A: By one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel and using a single-bladed paddle.

In British English, the term canoe can also refer to what?
A: A kayak, while canoes are called Canadian or open canoes to distinguish them from kayaks.

Canoes were developed by whom?
A: Cultures all over the world, including some designed for use with sails or outriggers.

Until the mid-19th century, the canoe was an important means of transport for what?
A: Exploration and trade, and in some places is still used as such, sometimes with the addition of an outboard motor.


Where the canoe played a key role in history, such as the Northern United States, Canada, and New Zealand, it remains what?
A: An important theme in popular culture.

Canoes are now widely used for what?
A: Competition and pleasure, such as racing, whitewater, touring and camping, freestyle and general recreation.

Canoeing has been part of the Olympics since when?
A: 1936.

The intended use of the canoe dictates it’s what?
A: Hull shape, length, and construction material.

Historically, canoes were dugouts or made of bark on a wood frame, but construction materials evolved to what?
A: Canvas on a wood frame, then to aluminum.


Most modern canoes are made of what?
A: Molded plastic or composites such as fiberglass or those incorporating kevlar, or graphite.

The word canoe came into English from what?
A: The Spanish/Portuguese word canoa.

They in turn had adopted the word from what?
A: The Arawakan languages of the Caribbean for a dugout canoe, kanawa.

Many peoples made dugout canoes, by carving out what?
A: A single piece of wood; either a whole trunk, or a slab of trunk from particularly large trees.

Constructed between 8200 and 7600 BC, and found in the Netherlands, the Pesse canoe may be what?
A: The oldest known canoe.


Excavations in Denmark reveal the use of dugouts and paddles during  what period?
A: The Ertebølle period, (c. 5300–3950 BC).

One of the oldest canoes in the world is the Dufuna canoe found where?
A: In Nigeria.

It is the oldest boat to be discovered in Africa, and the third oldest known where?
A: Worldwide.

Where is the Dufuna canoe currently located?
A: In Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Canoes have also played a vital role in the colonization of the Pre-Columbian Caribbean as they represented the only possibility of what?
A: Reaching the Caribbean Islands from mainland South America.


Around 3500 BC ancient Amerindian groups colonized the first Caribbean Islands using what?
A: Single-hulled canoes.

Some archaeologists doubt that oceanic transportation would have been possible without the use of what?
A: sails, as winds and currents would have carried the canoes off course.

No historical sources mention Caribbean canoes with what?
A: Sails.

Native American groups of the north Pacific coast made dugout canoes in a number of styles for different purposes from what?
A: Western red-cedar or yellow-cedar depending on availability.

Different styles were required for ocean-going vessels versus what?
A: River boats, and for whale-hunting versus seal-hunting versus salmon-fishing.

The Kootenai of British Columbia province made sturgeon-nosed canoes from pine bark, designed to be stable in what?
A: Windy conditions on Kootenay Lake.

Australian Aboriginal people made canoes from what?
A: Hollowed out tree trunks, as well as from tree bark.



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