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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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Tuesday March 19th, 2013

Port Carling Boat’s newest listing ( in the Non Motorized Boats page) is an 18 foot camp “tripping” canoe, in generally good condition. The cedar-strip and canvas are both presentable.  A sanding and re-painting will do wonders for this spacious, wide beam canoe. For more details, click on the following link. #pb528

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Monday March 18, 2013

Coming soon to the Port Carling Boats website! The Glen-L “MIty-Mite” race-boat  in the photos below has just been completed by a “seasoned” boat builder/restorer in Georgian Bay, Ontario.  This knock-out little racer is powered by a small 4 cylinder inboard engine. Watch the “reproduction wooden boats for sale” page for details, click on the following […]

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