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Wooden Modern Classics

  Since the great builders who blossomed in the teens and lasted until just after the Depression, many other builders have tried their hand at building “Classics”. The game plan has always been fairly simple. Sponsor a new design that incorporates elements of classic designs, seek out a few orders and build a few more […]

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New Boats Can Become Classics

  Who is to say that only a “old” wooden boat is a classic? At some point in time, every boat was new. From another perspective, it is possible that so much of an “old” wooden boat has been replaced in restorations that only the dash plate and serial plate are original. What makes a […]

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Summer Boat Cruises Continue

  We wait many months to enjoy the waters of Muskoka. A network of summer Sunday boating enthusiasts who plan to strike out each week for their weekly cruise is growing quickly. There are three big connected lakes to play with, but this group tends to gather on Lake Rosseau and then follow different routes […]

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There is Always a Story

  MAB, one of the boats on display at the Muskoka Discovery Centre this summer is one of four sisters built at the same time by Minett-Sheilds of Bracebridge in the early 1930’s. It was a difficult time for most of the boat builder, following the Great Depression. Not only was money scarce, but competition […]

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CHIMO on Display

  The Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst has confirmed three of the boats that will be on temporary display through the summer. They are all connected with Minett. Chimo is the long deck launch. She was built in 1929 by Minett-Shields. At nearly 36’ long, she is the epitome of the elegance of Minett-Shields. With […]

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Port Carling Boats – Antique & Classic Wooden Boats for Sale