The Journal of Canadian

Wilderness Canoeing

  SPRING 2003











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Front Page


Spring Packet


From the Editor

Canoelit I

Canoelit II

National Archives

Back page




Canoelit II


A Padder's Guide to:


Cottage Canoeing

Rivers of Ontario & Quebec

By Kevin Callan

Boston Mills Press, Toronto,

Each book $19.95

ISBN: 1-55046-385-3, 383-7, 387-X

A trio of old Callans have been released by the newly reborn Boston Mills Press. Following the bankruptcy of the popular publisher who featured many canoe-friendly titles, many authors were left in limbo.


Firefly Books bought up the company and it is running again.

The new publishing house has reissued several of the popular and successful series of Callan’s Ontario-based canoe route books. Perhaps as a marketing lesson —

gone are the catchy titles like  Up the Creek, replaced by the zingy: A Paddler's Guide to Ontario!

and Further Up the Creek is now The Rivers of Ontario & Quebec. One wonders if they reissue the classic Fahrenheit 451 would it become Burnt Paper?

Despite the prosaic new titles which rob Kevin of his natural wit, it's great to have access to these books again - for those of you that didn't already. Callan really knows his stuff and all the reissues have great colour photos and great maps. It certainly makes

you realize how much good work Kevin has done over the years and how well documented routes he has amassed. It appears we can look forward to much more from Mr. Callan in the years ahead. We have heard that he is branching into more narrative-based books about canoeists and their stories..


— Michael Peake

 Spring 2003         Outfit 112 

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