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|Pattern type||Strict still life|
|Number of cells||8|
|Year of discovery||1971|
The canoe is tied with the long ship for the smallest still life that cannot be cleanly destroyed with one glider.
Canoe is the thirty-first most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than mirrored table but more common than cis-mirrored bun. It is also the fortieth most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.
It is the seventh most common of the nine 8-bit still lifes. In D2_x diagonal symmetry, it is 8.5 times more common, improving its ranking to fifth out of nine.
All strict still lifes with a population of 20 or fewer cells, as well as all oscillators and spaceships with 16 or fewer cells, are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.
Canoe can be infinitely extended, as illustrated by the following: