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 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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Rita Arrives

  It is always a special occasion when Rita leaves her boathouse. This 50-foot private launch was built in 1914 by Minett.  At 107 years old, she is one of the longest surviving wooden boats built in Muskoka. She arrived at the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre yesterday morning after a brave journey through very […]

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Grace and Speed Boats

  Most of the summer display boats have arrived at the Murray Walker Grace and Speed boat house in the Muskoka Discovery Centre for the summer. As mentioned in an earlier blog, the Rita arrived June 16, having cruised without incident on one of the windiest days of season. At 50 feet long and two […]

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Kavalk – New Boat Designs

  There is no question that the hey day of boating building in Muskoka was a short span of maybe 20 years from the mid-teens to just after the Great Depression, but many wonderful boats were built in Muskoka and continued to be built here and elsewhere. With our wonderful lakes, our region is naturally […]

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Wanda’s Journey Continues

  It may not look like it from the outside, but the hull of Wanda III is made of iron, just like the Segwun. She was built by Polson Iron Works in 1915 for Margaret Eaton, the wife of Timothy Eaton, Canada’s department-store king.  Wanda III was the fastest boat on the Muskoka Lakes, despite […]

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Wanda III Coming Back to Life

  Rita, like the RMS Segwun, is a creation of the Polson Ironworks. She was originally also steam powered. The logistics of safety and operation make the steam aspect less viable today, and she is in dry dock at the Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre (MSDC) in Gravenhurst. MSDC President John Miller is passionate about […]

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