That's right! That is not a canoe in the shop. This is a 18 ft. flat bottom skiff that my son, Adam, uses around the Essex River in Mass. for striper fishing. We built it last year about this time during school vacation and now after a very successful fishing season he has brought it back to finish off some details that we did not have time for last year. We are adding some seating, some storage cabinets, in addition to some painting and varnishing. Since Adam and his wife Carleen and their three kids are visiting this week most of this week will be working on family and personal jobs. We have already had one child with a visit to the emergency room for an ear infection and all my wood scrap has been converted into building blocks and Barbie castles!
I'm also working on some lighting cabinets for the local Performing Arts Theater which I am a member of.
Peter is home today doing stuff with his kids but he should be in tomorrow and we may do a bit of canoe work and get a boat canvased.
Welcome to the Blog of the Northwoods Canoe Web Cam. Located in Atkinson, Maine, we have been custom building new and restoring wooden boats and canoes for over 30 years. We specialize in wood and canvas canoe construction but we also work on a wide selection of wooden boats. In addition to the work on the boats and canoes we offer a wide range of specialized canoe material to those working on their own boat. Private classes are offered to those that want to come to the shop and build their own wooden canoe.
The web cam in the shop is very recent and we are still in the experimental stage with it.