The White Salmon Boat Works most poplar canoe "The Kenosha" is a canoe that "looks like a canoe". We blended the traditional Native American designs (Chippewa & Ojibway) along with the look of a modern day canoe. With up-to-date canoe construction techniques and the use of newer materials this produces a canoe that everyone will turn their head to look at as you paddle by.
The Kenosha is 16 feet long, 36" beam and is 13" deep. The bow (17") and stern (15') are fully recurved. The Kenosha's hull is shallow arched in shaped, along with a moderately flat keel-line. The center of the canoe flows into a shallow "V" that gradually becomes a fine deep "V" at the bow. A small amount of rocker has been added for ease of maneuverability when the boat is heavy with crew and gear. This small deep "V" helps for directional stability, speed and maneuverability. The "V" is carried as far back as possible to create a keel like effect, which makes tracking a breeze.
This canoe paddles straight, fast and does not need a keel. Use the Kenosha for general purpose or medium distance tripping. This cruiser achieves its optimum waterline shape (secondary stability) when paddled heeled over slightly.