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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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100th Anniversary of the Bluenose

  March 26th marked the 100th anniversary of the launching of the Bluenose. The story of this famous boat should roll of the tongues of every Canadian. This vessel combined will, technical mastery and raw talent on many levels. It was born in an era when people just did something and didn’t wait for multiple […]

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Spring in the Shops

  There is nothing like a warm spring breeze to put a kick in the step of a boat builder. With the water opening up and summer boating approaching, a new urgency looms over their heads! If the calendar were to follow its usual pattern, many of the wooden boat building shops across southern Ontario […]

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Canadian Rowing Champion Ned Hanlan

  For over a century, Canada has been a challenger on the world stage of rowing. Our rowing champions have rewritten history on numerous occasions, beginning with Ned Hanlan, “the Boy in Blue” and more currently with Silken Lauman, who in 1990, achieved a heroic singles silver at the Olympics and gold at the world […]

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Adventures in a Hudson

  About 30 years ago, I decided to take the plunge and get a real racing shell. The skiff was great fun, but certainly limiting for speed. I had tried a recreational shell, but there were too many compromises. It often felt awkward and clunky. There is a long tradition of rowing from my high […]

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Rowing For Speed

  Rowing has always been considered good exercise because it offers great all-round cardio and it is easy on the joints. In the last few blogs I looked at traditional skiffs and mostly those built in Muskoka. There are variations of both the Muskoka skiff and its oars. There are also other designs of rowing […]

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