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by Rob

Lock’n Paddle Event Breaks World Record

August 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Here’s a birds-eye view of the Lock ‘n Paddle event on National Canoe Day (Sunday, June 26, 2016) at the Peterborough, Ontario Lift Lock, where 138 canoeist and kayakers broke the world record for the number of canoes and kayaks in a single lift lock. (The Lock rises 65 ft!)
Peterborough Lift Lock world canoe record
The previous record for the most kayaks and canoes in a single lift lock was 101, set back in 2003.

The Lock ‘n Paddle event was organized by Parks Canada, The Canadian Canoe Museum, and the Land Canadian Adventures to raise awareness of National Canoe Day.

by Rob

Saturday September 5, 2015

September 4, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized

Canoe lovers take note: an interview with master canoe craftsman John Kilbridge.
During a recent trip to Temagami, a small town in Northern Ontario, we had a chance to touch base with master canoe builder John Kilbridge. John has been making/repairing cedar-strip/canvas canoes since 1977! He has a wealth of knowledge on canoe craftsmanship.
For those viewers intrigued with North America’s continuing passion for these boats, John’s comments prove that building a wood-canvas canoe is indeed a fine art. Enjoy the video below.

by Rob

Wednesday June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Our newest listing: A Chestnut Northlander freighter Canoe 16 ft, 1990.
This very functional “square stern” canoe with transom, has a carrying capacity of 900 pounds. Incredible!! It will accept an outboard motor up to 5 horsepower. Listed in very good condition, the 100 pound Chestnut comes complete with a mini two-wheeled “side-kick” carrier to make transporting easier. Price $1600.
For further information, please see ad number pb589 on the “non motorized boats” page, or click on the link. pb589
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