American Canoe Association Year Book Number Forty-four 1926
Sugar Island, Thousand Islands Canada: American Canoe Association, 1926. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #028519
(2) + 89 + (14) pages; full page portrait of the Commodore, Carl T. Hatch, along with a color illustration of the officer & member burgees as a frontispiece. Other pictures within, in black & white: portraits, paddling sites & events and various related advertisements, some of which are illustrated. Text with the Association by-laws, rules & the diverse racing requirements and details and news of events held in the previous year, along with obituaries of club members and other notices. The ACA is "...the nation's largest and most active nonprofit paddlesports organization...In 1901, the ACA purchased St. Lawrence Island (now known as Sugar Island) on the border of the U.S. and Canada and held its first Meet there in 1903. Great competition was the major attraction with paddling, sailing, novelty events, races for women and children, and canoe tilting. For decades, Sugar Island was the headquarters of the ACA..." (from the official ACA site) Approx. 6" x 9" size; illustrated stapled paper covers. Some soiling, old discoloration on bottom margin of first few leaves; covers worn, spine paper chipped. In about good condition.