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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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Bracebridge Father’s Day Car Show

  There is nothing like an auto show to bring out a crowd. It was a beautiful sunny day for the Father’s Day car show in Bracebridge and the town was filled with cars prepped for display. Every manner of vehicle came from far and wide for the event. Cars came from as far as […]

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Unique 1933 Minett-Shields

  The Minett-Shields sport runabouts are the casual water hot rods of the 1930s. The inset riding lights just ahead of either side of the cockpit are a quick identifier as to the manufacturer of the boat. John Hacker designed these short sport boats; and Altair was built for John Peck’s father’s 18th birthday in […]

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Family history linked with boat history

  Cameron Peck’s collection included some of the most dramatic and spectacular boats of the day.  He purchased some of the boats as they came available; others he ordered directly from Minett; and some were built for his parents. According to John Peck, Cameron Peck’s nephew, Cameron’s passion for Muskoka came from his parents, who […]

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Peck’s Historic Collection

  The construction of wooden boats as a serious business endeavor began just over 100 years ago. The boats we see at shows, having been repaired and restored and repaired and restored again over the generations, were at one time ordered as brand new boats. Every generation or so, many of these boats will come […]

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Beacon of Light in Gravenhurst

  Mesqua Ukee, or Muskoka, has both an ancient and recent history. The lakes of Muskoka were formed millennia ago and inhabited by peoples unknown and known. But this small beacon, as described for its original construction, is situated on the south-east point of Denison’s Island, at the northern entrance of Gravenhurst Narrows. It is […]

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