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Thursday March 28, 2013

Port Carling Boats’ newest Classic Boat listing for sale Our newest listing is a fully restored 1948 Fashbender runabout, 16.5 feet in length, powered by a 100 hp. Johnson outboard engine.  Considering the reportedly very good condition of the boat, motor and dual axle trailer, this boat represents good value at $4,500.  Install the engine […]

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Port Carling Boat’s newest classic boat listing for sale: Greavette  Sunflash, 18.5 ft, 1968. This “flashy” Greavette underwent a six month restoration in 2012:; including a new transom, interior/exterior refinishing, and a complete drive train restoration. Powered by a 6 cylinder, 160 hp. engine, the Sunflash clocks approximately 50 mph at top speed. This boat likely […]

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Monday March 25th, 2013

Video of Boat restorations in Peter Breen’s boat shop: A visit to  Peter Breen’s wooden boat shop near Rockwood, Ontario this past Friday, revealed a “boat-load” (sorry – couldn’t resist) of wooden eye candy in various stages of restoration or construction.  Part one focuses on a century old “Naptha Launch”, a glass cabin cruiser, a […]

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Friday March 22, 2013

Dan Kidney Glass Cabin Launch: The historic passenger launch in the photo below was built in 1900 by Dan Kidney in the USA..  Peter Breen and his staff have just replaced the bottom of this beautiful “double ender”.  More finishing work remains.  Peter often assigns a particular boat to a particular staff member, which really […]

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Thursday March 21, 2013

The Keewatin Story Continues: After decades in the USA, the SS Keewatin, a 350 foot passenger steamer, built and launched in Scotland in 1907, returned to Port McNicoll, Ontario last summer, from it’s “museum home” near Douglas, Michigan   No doubt the restorative work required on this massive vessel is underway. From a post  May, […]

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