The Paper Boater ran a limerick/humor contest. Other than the one entry about "the meticulous shipwright who demanded his pay-per-boat", by far the most popular art form was the familiar limerick. (Says something about the class of reader, I suppose). The best of the lot follows.
A hippy canoeist who tripped, (With paper boats always equipped,) Said that he was just fishin' But gave ground for suspicion, For he always came home again ripped. --- Larry Westlake The paternal Elisha Waters, Begat two sons, but no daughters. And the boats they perfected To this day are respected So ideas live on...... but few are odder. --- Larry Westlake
(The following needs a brief explanation. Larry Westlake had an uncle Victor who commercially built paper/cedar boats Pacific NW shortly after WWII, sold under the trade name of Litekraft.)
In the Litekraft plant my uncle Victor Built boats pretty and prim as a picture, And although the boats lasted, Their bright hopes were blasted, By fiberglass and polyester. ---- Larry Westlake A daring young man from Toronto, Had a wonderful plan he was on to. He'd a boat make of paper, 'Round the world he would take her! Sad to say he was home again, - pronto. -- L. Westlake A Frenchman with wits like a rapier, Built a boat that was made out of papier. When sealed up with glue, (and Arabol too,) He cried "It floats! Oh I couldn't be happier." -- S. Pattison There was a boatbuilder in paper, With wits not as sharp as a rapier. His creation, when launched, Had some leaks to be staunched, So he shrugged... and duct taped her. -- L. Westlake A smuggler, named Elvira Wise, Paddled paper boats for her disguise. For the police would not nab her, In a plain, brown paper wrapper, (A shield 'gainst inquisitive eyes.) -- Name withheld at request of author There was a young lady from Hall, Who wore a newspaper dress to a ball. It caught her on fire, And burned her entire, Front page, sports section, and all. -- Author unknown (and it's not really about boats, but so what?)