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Eastern Shore canoe company paddles on

July 21, 2013 • Business


In this June 28, 2013 photo, Pocomoke River Canoe Company employee Ron Pilling, right, launches a kayak with the help of co-worker Joseph Beebe at the store located in a historic building on the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill, Md. Barry Laws started the Pocomoke River Canoe Co. 30 years ago. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Laura Emmons) NO SALES

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — When Barry Laws started the Pocomoke River Canoe Co. 30 years ago on the banks of the Pocomoke River, he didn’t have a kayak in his fleet. Canoes were the only way to paddle up and down the scenic waterway.

But the boats have changed with the times, and today, it’s the kayak that people prefer over tipsy canoes.

The Pocomoke River Canoe Co. rents and sells canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and small fishing boats to adventurers who want to experience the flat water and diverse wildlife and vegetation of the river. Bald eagles, great blue herons and white-tailed deer congregate around its deep water.

Ron Pilling works several days a week at the canoe Login to read more

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