lake temagami at sunset  



Whether it’s a family treasure, a beloved companion, or a historical and antique craft, great care is taken to reproduce the original style of craftsmanship and specifications in every restoration we do.

We pay close attention toward maintaining and preserving the form of detail that defines your canoe or boat as unique and special. Only authentic materials and techniques are used and our work will equal or exceed the original workmanship.

The types of traditional small wooden craft we work on span a wide range of construction styles such as wood canvas construction, lapstrake, and smoothskin.

  • If you are interested in having us restore your wooden canoe or boat, the first step would be to contact us. From there we will be glad to answer all your questions and provide you with all the necessary details.
  • Canoes and boats can be arranged for delivery to our shop by common carrier if needed. All canoes and boats are stored inside at our facility before, during, and after restoration.
Above: A Rushton Indian Girl wood and canvas canoe before and after restoration.

Some of the more recognized builders we have worked on include Rushton, Peterborough, Lakefield, English, Herald, Rice Lake, Adirondack Guide Boats, Rangeley Lake Boats, St. Lawrence River skiffs, Sailing canoes, Penn Yan, Thompson, and of course all makes and models of wood and canvas canoes and boats by the likes of Old Town, Chestnut, Gerrish, Carleton, Robertson, Waltham, White, Morris, Etc.

To view a restoration in progress with before and after pictures please visit our Shop Talk blog .


A few examples of past restorations


16' Long deck charles river canoe



16' Robertson



Long deck close up

courting canoe detail


Robertson close up

Robertson deck


Penn Yan CZTM Swift

Penn Yan CZTM Swift


CZTM close up



11' Robertson

Robertson shorty


16' Walter Walker

Walter Walker


12' Penn Yan Trailboat

Penn Yan Trailboat


14' Old Town Square Stern Model

Square Stern


12' Rushton Lapstrake c. 1890

Rushton canoe


16' Old Town Sponson Canoe


16' Canvas Covered Double Ender

Old Town Canoe Double Ender


16' Old Town Charles River Model

Old Town Canoe Charles River


Some before and after pictures of past restorations


12' Old Town Dinghy before restoration



12' Old Town Dinghy after restoration


17' Old Town before restoration


17' Old Town after restoration


15' Elgin outboard before restoration


15' Elgin outboard afterrestoration


16' Old Town before restoration


16' Old Town after restoration





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