The third and final set of stamps in the Small Craft series - Pleasure Craft - will be issued on July 18, 1991. While the first two sets in the series focussed on boats as essential modes of transportation and commerce, this last segment displays how boats have evolved into a recreational pastime for millions of Canadians. As Canada is bounded by three oceans and is blessed with a large network of inland and rivers, it is not surprising that the mode of transportation which originally opened up this vast country to the Voyageurs is now a pleasurable sporting activity. Initially a hunting boat, today's touring kayak has been transformed into a pleasure craft for the coastal water amateur. Longer and wider than the white-water kayak used in sporting competitions, it offers stability due to its rudder and contains a spacious storage area for long kayak-camping trips. The stamps were designed by Louis-André Rivard and Bernard Leduc, who combined the transversal frame design of each boat in the foreground with a relevant scenic background.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, No. 2, 1991, p. 1, 14-15.
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