June 26th National Canoe Day

The Carib Indians, in the Caribbean Ocean, are credited with inventing the first canoe as they traveled from island to island or used them for fishing. The original canoes were probably just tree trunks that were hollowed out but as time passed ways were found to make them lighter and able to accommodate more people. The Carib Indians called them “Kenu” which obviously has been modified over the years to canoe. Today we use them for sport and relaxation but they were tools for survival in the early days. Just like the first canoe, we don’t know the exact origin of this holiday other than apparently it was started in 2007.

How to celebrate – Go canoeing. Get your own canoe. Build your own canoe by hollowing out a tree yourself. (Make it a summer project)

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