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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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A peek into James Osler’s boat restoration shop in Port Carling, Ontario.

How James Osler and his staff managed to squeeze a mammoth 34 foot Minett launch into his shop, never mind flip it, remains somewhat of a mystery!  However,  they succeeded, and have been “operating” on the boat since then. The current power plant, a 6 cylinder Scripps engine, has been removed for refurbishment. Also on […]

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Classic 18′, 1955 Shepherd being restored for sale.

The 18 ft Shepherd, pictured above and below, (before and during restoration) is being professssionally restored for re-sale. Please ssee notes from the owner below. Shepherd runabout: 18 ft. 1955 Notes from the owner: “This boat has been in storage for approximately 30 years.  Powered by a 135 hp, six cylinder Chrysler Special Crown engine. […]

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Significant price change on 18 ft. Giesler “Georgian Bay”

We have been instructed by the owners to adjust the price on this pristine Giesler Georgian Bay. Original price: $18,500.  New price: $15, 750. Please see comments from the owner below. Giesler “Georgian Bay”, 18 ft., 2007 2007 Giesler Georgian Bay 18 foot runabout, custom seat cushions, custom gauges and steering wheel, walk through seating, […]

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What’s cooking at Butson Boats?

There never seems to be a shortage of activity at the shop of Tim Butson, Boat Builder, in Bracebridge, Ontario. Tim, Jurgen and Andrew are nearing completion of a top-to-bottom restoration of a beautiful Grew Day Cruiser. A Butson Gentleman’s racer, a Chris-Craft Sportsman, A Century Resorter and a Duke Playmate are all benefitting from […]

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