The bones of countless battered Prospector canoes have rotted to dust on empty shorelines over the last century, but many more have died quietly in city backyards and northern lots, their adventure-seeking owners having long since done their own version of returning to dust.

The Prospector has been the workhorse of the wilderness for more than eight decades, and its reputation has become rich like aged cedar, as the stories and trip reports of one generation have become the legends of the next.

But what is a Prospector? And more to the point, can all past and present versions labeled as Prospectors be much like the real thing?

Prospectors came into being to meet the needs of …



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