I just wanted to post this picture, graciously sent to me from the folks at the Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society and Museum. Please send them a donation of your choosing. But I also want to say that in the wake of the recent Qajaq USA thread about BCU Gordon Brown's inflammatory statement that "there is no place in modern sea kayaking" for those "lollipopstick" Greenland paddles, I am left questioning where I fit. You wonder if those Brits would try to purchase the rights to the very term "Sea Kayak" if they could. Their paddling expertise is matched only by their arrogance! Fine. We can just call ourselves postmodern sea kayakers (credit to Ben Fuller who proposed the term), paddlers who merge modern materials with traditional design, reconciling the past with the present. It is a very entertaining thread, by the way, with Gordon Brown himself responding.