Since 1997 I have been building 15 and 16 foot cedar canvas canoes. My goal is to build the finest canoes possible. I have been fortunate enough to acquire a quantity of quarter-sawn white cedar so I can offer premium canoes with quarter-sawn ribs and planks. I also repair and restore canvas covered and all-wood canoes.
My 15’ Pintail excels when paddled solo while the 16’ Osprey, which is a modified Prospector, is a super tandem tripping and recreational canoe.
I find it particularly rewarding to work with clients building their own canoes in my shop. I supply all materials, do all machining and provide instruction and guidance. The only prerequisites on the part of the client are enthusiasm and a desire to paddle a fine canoe.
I am located 50 Km (30 miles) south of Ottawa and about the same distance north of Ogdensburg NY.
Some of my work can be seen on the web site of the Wooden Canoe Builders’ Guild at: wcbguild.com.