Where Are We no nah canoes made?
Wenonah Canoes are made in Minnesota. Wenonah Canoe is a smaller, independent, family-run canoe company in Winona, Minnesota. Since the beginnings of our company, we’ve had a long-standing great relationship with our friends who make Wenonah Kevlar Canoes.
How do I tell what year my Wenonah Canoe is?
The first three letters MFP indicate you have a Wenonah canoe. The next two letters (or numbers) note the model of the canoe. The next three digits are the unique portion of your number that identifies your specific canoe. This is followed by a letter which represents the month of production.
How much does a Wenonah Canoe weigh?
Wenonah’s Spirit II, a sleek all-purpose canoe made for multi-day trips, is available in several configurations. The Kevlar version weighs a miniscule 42 pounds and costs $2,099; the base model, a 68-pound boat made of a plastic material called Royalex, costs just $1,199.
Why was Royalex discontinued?
In 2013, plastics company PolyOne, of Avon Lake, Ohio purchased Spartech, and decided to shut down Royalex production due to its low volume. The last sheets of Royalex were shipped from the factory in December, 2013. Production will be shut down in April 2014.
What does Wenonah mean?
Photo: Centuries later, Wenonah (whose name means “first-born daughter”) still awaits DuLuth, but now from a park in the city instead of high atop Maiden Rock.
What is a good canoe weight?
How much does a canoe weigh? A typical polyethylene (plastic) solo canoe weighs 50 pounds (23 kg). Fiberglass 2-person canoes weigh between 55 and 70 pounds. Aluminum canoes weigh a little more than that at 60 to 75 pounds.
How long will a Royalex canoe last?
A Canoe will usually last for about 10-15 years before it needs major repairs or to be replaced.
Who was Wenonah?
Winona or Wenonah is a Dakota Sioux character in a “Lover’s Leap” romantic legend set at Maiden Rock, which is on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin in the United States. Winona is said to have leaped to her death from this high precipice rather than marry a suitor she did not love.