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Late last summer my sons wanted a canoe, but rather than storing it all winter I decided to wait until this Spring to see if they were still interested. Anyone with experience on buying a canoe? I'm looking for a 2 or 3-man size that will be used on the lake (at first) and it will need to be light enough to transport on top of the Surburban. When they are experienced canoers I may also let them take it to the bay beach or the Patuxent River. Do canoes have to be registered or licensed for use on the river/bay? Any tips would be appreciated. Where in SOMD do you buy a canoe? I've checked web stores but I would like to purchase in person and my budget would be around $1000. Don't laugh, once the novelty has worn off it will be the most expensive planter in my yard, j/k!