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Video: Moving a heavily-loaded canoe around obstacles

Jim Baird and his younger brother Ted are extreme canoeists and adventurers who’ve paddled remote rivers in Quebec, Ontario, Northwest Territories and more. Jim writes about their adventures on his blog www.canoebeyond.com. Ted Baird shot this video of Jim and a friend performing a backy ferry on one of their numerous trips together. The back ferry is an ideal maneuver for getting a heavily-loaded canoe out of the path of an obstacle. For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the back ferry, click here.

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