Contact me at: rrcp@mts.net or by phone 204.878.2524

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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
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Friday, February 6, 2009

I came across this offering from Nova Craft canoes.

http://www.novacraft.com/themecanoe.htm

I have no real problem with someone making a canoe that is supposed to look like a birchbark canoe, but would it kill someone to actually LOOK at a photo of a real birchbark canoe? There is so much wrong with it, don;t get me started.

I'm sorry, it's a bit of a sore point as it happens so often.

I did this to an old canoe a few years ago, prepping it for a screen appearance. This is what an imitation birchbark canoe should look like, if you've ever bothered to look at a real one.


And this one, too. 20' voyageur style canoe restoration for Red River Outfitters: http://www.redriveroutfitters.ca/


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