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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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SeaBirD boats: a brief history (III)

The C.J McCulley Years – 1945 to 1959 Immediately after World War II the building of boats for private use resumed. Many inboards were built by the Port Carling Boat Works in Honey Harbour. Outboards and row boats were built in Port Carling. In 1946-47 the Company was reorganized. The Honey Harbour plant was sold […]

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A “vintage ” wooden boater tells his Gar Wood story.

Many thanks to Neil T. Kuopas, for submitting his recollections of Gar Wood of boat racing and building fame. Unfortunately, Neil lost his home and personal artifacts in the Nov. 8, 2018 Camp 🔥 Fire, lived in Butte Creek Canyon one mile north of Paradise, California. However, now in his eighties, Neil still has very […]

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Our newest listing: a unique Breen Fast Limousine: 29′ 2009.

Breen Fast Limousine, 29 ft., 2009 Dolly Durkin Jr. is a 2009 29′ Breen Fast Limousine that took 5000 hours to complete. Based off a very successful Gold-Cup John Hacker-designed race boat hull of the 1920’s, and powered with a 496 cubic inch Mercruiser V-8 , this boat provides a stunning ride at all speeds. […]

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Our newest listing: a Gentleman’s Racer, 22.5 ft., 1995

Hacker-Craft Gentleman’s Racer; (rebuilt) 22.5 ft., 1995   RagTime- This is a 1995 Hack-Craft, that came to us in 2015, and over 18 months, underwent a forensic re-construction. The rotten west-system bottom was replaced with a solid and sealed Breen plank bottom. The entire boat was stripped, re-fastened, and refinished. Deck grout also replaced. New […]

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A brief history of SeaBird Boats (Part II)

The War Years Soon after war was declared in 1939, a call went out from the Canadian government for ships – large and small – for use by the armed forces. Port Carling Boats Works (manufacturer of SeaBirD boats)  was one of the first companies to respond.  To supply the necessary number of watercraft, staffing […]

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