120 years of the Old Town Canoe Company
Join Sue Audette as she explores the 120 years of the Old Town Canoe Company
Sue will explain the role the canoe has played in history and how this company spawned an industry that still is vibrant and continues today. Books will be available.
Susan Audette began canoeing as an adult and quickly became an enthusiast. An avid paddler, she has garnered accolades in both canoe and kayak racing. She was a member of the first United States Canoe and Kayak Marathon Team to compete in the World Championships in 1988, and her love of the sport includes everything from sleek racing canoes and kayaks to wood- and-canvas craft. She is an active member of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, and authored the history of the Old Town Canoe Company in a publication called, The Old Town Canoe Company, Our First Hundred Years (Tilbury House Publishers, December 1998, which not only details the history of the famous Maine company, but canoeing in our country.
Sue is the owner of Water Works Canoe Company, formerly a retail canoe and kayak shop located in Mansfield, CT. Now, she maintains a business she has run for 42 years producing canoe and kayak covers. She is known as The Bag Lady. She makes her home in Mansfield with her husband Vincent and can usually be found on a lake or river near you.
Thursday, June 21. Talk begins at 7pm. Free of charge. Light refreshments.