Offseason: Building Canoe and Kayak Launches

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A few months ago, the superintendent of tweeted a link to a National Park Service guide to building canoe and kayak launches.

So often, the launches I recommend are little more than a sandy area next to a bridge, I had never stopped to consider the research and effort that goes into building a sustainable launch.  Here are a few of my favorite illustrations, but you should really scan the document itself.  And imagine if more of these great ideas were implemented on the Charles!