Canoeingbasics.com was created by a long time canoeist, ultra-marathon canoe racer, and canoe instructor.
It was begun in 2009 when a google search for “how to canoe” turned up tons of info about kayaking, but nothing very useful about canoeing.
A few years previous the site creator and a friend (who now owns and operates Paddle With Style) had taught a canoe course at a girls summer camp. The manual they created for that course was modified and turned into this website.
Canoeingbasics.com has had visitors from all around the world, and has been used by numerous canoeing instructors in their course materials.