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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

Thursday 7 June 2012

Sanding, sanding, sanding.  There's a lot of sanding to do on 20' freighter canoes.  Inside, outside, seats, gunnels, keels...Some teamwork makes it go a little easier.

So does training up the next generation.  We get some of the local kids dropping by to see what is going on inside of the canoe shop.  You can be sure that they've never seen anything like this before. One young fellow is a regular.  His name is Tarzan.  Really.

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flatland family said...

Okay Doug. What is it? Kildonan? Tremblay? Chestnut? Tell, tell, tell!

Doug Ingram said...

There a software error when I posted these the first time and all of my text disappeared! These canoes are "Nor'west", sold through the Northern Stores.