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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

Monday 12 September 2011

The Huron got picked up yesterday. The owner is doing their own painting which will save me some work time.

Now its time to start the next restoration.  This one is an old Kildonan canoe. After opening up the canvas I found a rare treat: one of the workers at the time of building actually wrote the build day. Not sure if you can make it out in the photo, but its July 1962.

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