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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Wednesday 22 October 2008

Rare Red River canoe grouping

Most of my canoes get sent out as soon as they are finished. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph three canoes together. One was just finished, one is being stored here while the owner is out of the country, and one was in for a little minor repair work.

The big pale green canoe is a reproduction of the Kildonan Canoe Company "Timber Cruiser", the middle sized canoe is a 16'"Boreal" model, and the smaller one is a 15', stretched out version of my Red Fox model, which I call the "Swift Fox".

I just finished the Swift Fox a couple of weeks ago and I'm waiting to hear how it is on the water. I really like how it turned out. I want one for my own!

1 comment:

Doug said...

They are very beautiful... Mary and I are enjoying our new paddles very much, we used them in Finland recently plus many trips in the UK... the thing I've noticed is that you can paddle a long time without getting tired... we have them hanging on the wall in our living room when not in use...

Doug &mary