Hi all, I'm a recent transplant to Finland (the country, not the town in Minnesota) from Tennessee. I studied Outdoor Education at Southern Adventist University and was introduced to canoes there. While there I was blessed to be able to help with the restoration of 2 Seliga canoes, an 18 footer and a "normal" 17 foot canoe. I was also fortunate enough to be able to paddle one of his canoes and a Bell Seliga in the BWCAW for 6 days. Needless to say, I'm hooked. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any info on wood canvas canoes here in Finland. Everyone wants to use a row boat because they can leave them on the shore when not in use. I'm about to start a position at a boarding academy offering activities/classes for the students after school is out. The weather in Finland takes a turn for the worse during the winter, so indoor activities are needed. I'd love to work with the guys here on restoring or even building wooden canoes. I think it would be a great way to keep them out of trouble on the long, dark winter days. Would anyone know how to locate a canoe or two in Europe? Or maybe a form? I've also got a contact in the US that would be willing to ship large items to me. My only problem is a budget. I don't have one... Anything I spend will probably need to come out of my own pocket, and those are very shallow. Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!