Care of the Canoe

Even the strongest canoe should be well cared for. To leave it in the

water for any length of time, when not in use, is to run the risk of

damage and loss. A sudden storm will batter it against shore, send it

adrift, or fill and sink it. A canoe should always be _lifted_, not

dragged, ashore, and it should be turned upside down on the bank with a

support in the middle so that it will not be strained by resting only on

the ends.