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Restorations

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

robertson

 

Long deck close up

courting canoe detail

 

Robertson close up

Robertson deck

 

Penn Yan CZTM Swift

Penn Yan CZTM Swift

 

CZTM close up

Swift

 

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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