As we've said elsewhere we are just not blog kind of guys. You can see that we don't post as often as we should, but there it is, like having bees live in your head. Here you can see Rollin working on an early courting canoe. They called them such because they were all decked out and fancy, There were large ornate decks on either end. The open part formed a small cockpit so to speak and was close quartered. You can see the deck frames that are at the quarter station. The center, surrounded by a coaming, was around five feet long. This would make for a cozy setting for courting. There was usually one seat or really wide thwart for the fella and the lady would sit on cushions on the bottom of the canoe.
This is a Peterborough lapstrake double ended rowing Canoe. Extensive rot down the middle will make for a long repair.
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.