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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

Tuesday 25 January 2011

I have taken on the sale of three canoes on commission. These three canoes are all built by Morris Elliot of Kanaka Creek Canoes in British Columbia, and date from 1996-97. They are all in very good condition and can be used "as is" for quite some time before any work will be required. The varnish and canvas is getting a bit old, the woodwork is in very good condition.

They are all built to the same design, which appears to be the Atkinson Traveler. They are 17'6" long.

This first one is very interesting in that it has some references to traditional birch bark canoes.

If anyone is interested, the red and green canoes are valued at $1200 CDN, and the yello at $1500.

An interesting side note about these canoes is that they were used on an extended canoe trip last summer from northern Saskatchewan to Baker Lake, Nunavut.

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