Courtesy of Youth Radio
Recreational kayaks await new owners in an L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine. Retailers say kayaks are outselling canoes 3-to-1.
In Maine, outdoor enthusiasts are tossing aside the iconic canoe for the more modern kayak. Retailers say that kayaks are in demand, outselling canoes 3-to-1. The Old Town, Maine fixture "Old Town Canoes" has even gone so far as to change its name to "Old Town Canoes and Kayaks."
Youth Radio's Molly Adams takes a kayak tour to try and figure out why kayaks are turning canoes into little more than "an object of nostalgic lust." Kids these days have a lot to do with it, she finds.