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Kayak supply shop opens at White Marsh

Oak Tree Outfitters, a store targeted at kayak enthusiasts, opened for business April 2 at White Marsh Shopping Center.

Owner Travis Jenkins of Gloucester works part-time at the store. His brother-in-law, Patrick Wilton of Yorktown, is the store manager.

Oak Tree Outfitters sells a variety of kayaks, featuring models from the Vibe and Kaku brands. Kayaks come in an variety of sizes, Jenkins said, and local delivery is offered.

Jenkins also stocks kayak supplies such as paddles and accessories like sweatshirts and plans to add Kaku paddleboards. In addition, the store carries a small assortment of fishing supplies, including lures.

Jenkins said he has paddled a kayak recreationally for some time and saw an opportunity to open a kayak-oriented business here, which he expects will serve customers throughout the Middle Peninsula and Peninsula. Wilton also is a kayaker.

Originally from Gloucester, Jenkins is a graduate of Gloucester High School. He attended Christopher Newport Universi...

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