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Welcome to the Port Carling Boats site

 We hope the site will satisfy your love of wooden boats, cottaging and the holiday lifestyle. Check out our links at the bottom of this page, too! Your source for Cottage life in Muskoka Ontario and Antique and Classic Wooden Boats For information on our new boat listings, be sure to subscribe to our website […]

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Ancient Canoes

  Just how old is a canoe? Some boats have serial numbers stamped on their hulls somewhere that include a clue to the date. Commercially built canoes from Peterborough, Lakefield or similar may come with a company plaque that may have this information nailed on to the deck. Even rowboats built by commercial builders of […]

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Ski Boats are for Sissies!

  The Ski Nautique and similar purpose built ski boats are for those who are scared away by a challenge. With purpose built power, the hull to match and all the modern advances available, where is the real challenge with all these advantages? Once upon a time, the family launch did dual duty as the […]

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Indigenous Partnerships

  The Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre (MSDC) is so much more than a museum or repository of historic artifacts. Through vision, focus and partnerships, the MSDC brings together the Indigenous community, the Gravenhurst community, authors, artists and spokespersons. One of the central themes to the MSDC is the “sustainability”.  It is a central theme […]

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Mr. Motor and the CAILLE Row Boat Motor

  Ron Stevenson is known as Mr. Motor. Anyone who knows him will instantly think of him behind the wheel of something going very fast and something powered by a very special outboard motor. The outboard motor came in a wide variety of sizes, formats and horsepower. The early versions were feats of mechanical wonder, […]

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The Work Horse Johnson Sea Horse

  The good old green Johnson was a standard motor of the 1950’s. Dependable as a Model T, says Ron Stevenson, known as Mr. Motor and a passionate collector/restorer of antique and vintage outboards. The Johnson outboard company started building inboard 2-cycle marine engines in 1903 in a barn, along with matching boats. By 1908, […]

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Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale