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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

Saturday 10 September 2011

I finished off the PEterborough Champlain that belongs to Manitoba Pioneer Camp. New Spruce outwales, maroon paint, new stem bands, re-caned seats, new decal, and new thwarts. The old the old thwarts were all messed up so I pulled some of my own older ones out and used them. At least they all match and are in good condition. I pained the new name on the bow, too. In the end I decided to call it "The Peterborough" as that is how this particular canoe has always been referred to as. Why fight it?

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