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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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Queen of the Isles Steam Barge/Tugboat

The profiles of Muskoka’s steamers were a well-recognized sight, but they weren’t the only transportation using steam. Besides the number of smaller private steamers, steam was an ideal power for slow moving barges and tugs. The Queen of the Isles was one such craft. Reported in the July 19th issue of the Muskoka Sun, were […]

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Island View

  Before roads serviced the distant shores of Muskoka, shoreline residents and islanders faced the same challenges with transportation and supplies. The Keewaydin Island and the Seven Sisters Islands of Lake Muskoka were an island community that depended on the steamships. David Gibson, a summer resident of Keewaydin and then President of the Keewaydin Island […]

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Robert Attfield 1948 – 2022

  It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague Robert Attfield.  Rob passed away on January 6, after a courageous fifteen-month battle with stage four glioblastoma. Rob was editor and writer of all the Port Carling Boats website blogs for 12 years, from 2008 to 2020, […]

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Emily May

  A real estate ad in the 1979 Muskoka Sun promotes 220’ of Muskoka shore and a three-bedroom cottage for $113k. Was it ever possible? Ralph Hunter of Muskoka Water Ski services explains the correct hand signals for the water skier. Jeff Land shares instructional advice on how to get into sailing and correct strategies […]

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NIKA Arrives

  NIKA is one of those Minett 36’ launches that is instantly recognizable at any show or along any dock. With her crystal bow light ornament, she makes the quintessential statement of Muskoka elegance. As with any of the traditional wooden boats, there comes a time when they need attention in order to preserve the […]

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Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale