Tonight, we’ll read from “Canoe and Camp Cookery : A Practical Cook Book For Canoeists, Corinthian Sailors and Outers” by H.H. Soulé under the pen name Seneca, published in 1893.
Canoes were developed by cultures all over the world. Until the mid-1800s the canoe was an important means of transport for exploration and trade, and in some places is still used as such.
A canoe, in American English, is a lightweight narrow vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top.
In British English, the term ""canoe"" can also refer to a kayak, while canoes are then called Canadian or “open” canoes to distinguish them from kayaks.