Examples from the Web for canoas
After Cedro Bueno the river narrowed, so that there was rather more water to float the canoas.
The dying men were given a little meal and wine, and placed in the canoas, "and those commanded to land that were in them before."
Two of Sharp's canoas crept out, "under the shore," and laid her aboard "just as it began to be duskish."
They put to sea in her the next day, followed by the canoas.
They then loaded with ball, and crossed the river in the canoas.