Is there a front and back to a canoe?

Which way does a canoe face?

Bow: Front of boat. Aft/Stern: Rear of boat. Port Side: Left side as you face the bow. Starboard Side: Right side as you face the bow.

What is the right side of a canoe called?

Starboard: The right side of the canoe. Stern: The rear end of the canoe. Stern Paddler, Sternman, Stern Person: The person who paddles in the stern.

What is the left side of the canoe called?

PORT. The left side of the canoe when facing the bow.

Where do you place a canoe seat?

If you’re paddling solo, the most common position to sit is on, or kneeling against, the bow seat while facing the stern of the canoe. This positions you closest to the center of the canoe, which gives you better control.

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