A 67 Year Old Man build the Canvasback

by James (Zany) Sadler
(Spartanburg, SC USA)

My name is James H Sadler and as a teen I built the Canvasback Kayak.

My dad (Milon Willis Sadler) had this "Popular Mechanics or Science" mag with this article in it.

I launch the Kayak on the Pamlico River across from the wood shop that dad owned.

Now at 67 yrs/old with two grandsons living across the street from me, I'm going to make another kayak, but a wooden kayak for the two boys to use.

I'm setting here with tears running and the emotions flying all over the place remembering the youth of my life.

I grew up in Washington, NC on the Pamlico River.

Thank you for putting the article on line.
James (Zany) Sadler

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emotions and water
by: Anonymous

Can't get away from the fact that the older you get the more the early experiences on water seem to come flooding back.

I live on the other side of the world.

Born and brought up in the highlands of Scotland.

Different culture, climate, water type in fact everything.

When I read your article I could have written it myself.

The global common denominator is definitely water.

Good luck and enjoy it to its fullest extent.

by: D Summers

What a wonderful story!

Please tell us more about you and your dad!

And more about your project! Thank you for sharing!

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