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  1. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The WCHA's gorgeous 2022 wall calendar is now available and is selling well. Remember, the 2021 calendar sold out before 2021 even began, so don't miss out this year - order early!

    As usual, Jim and Betsy Wilson did a great job producing the calendar, and as usual, it is 12' x 18 when open. Each month features a new, bold photograph of some stunning wooden canoe scenes, plus even more images on the front, back and inside covers.

    At only $12.95, the calendar is a bargain (similar calendars often cost between $15 and $30), so buy several and give them as gifts. And as always, 100% of the proceeds from calendar sales support the WCHA.

    Order here:
    https://www.woodencanoe.org/newest-products
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  2. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    RUSHTON REPLICA: Member Mark Whitcomb had the chance to take the lines off of an 1885 Rushton Buck Tail canoe, so he decided to try his hand at lofting and building a new canoe. Nice job Mark! The photo was taken at the 2012 Assembly, across the lake from Paul Smith’s College during a morning fishing trip. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #rushtoncanoe #paulsmiths
     
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  3. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    A birds eye view selfie of Nick Dennis in his 1900 Peterborough Cedar Rib "Femme Fatale"on the Little Ouse river Norfolk UK. The river featured in a presentation for the WCHA virtual Assembly 2021 titled “My River”. This and all the other Assembly presentations can be found at
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiUfywu-e7oLi72GDH2e5cg/videos Grab a coffee, put your feet up and dip into a wonderful and varied selection of presentations
     
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  4. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    REFLECTIONS: Member Jim Wilson framed this striking shot on the Oswego River, in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, in the spring of 2011. This beautiful canoe is a 17 foot long Old Town OTCA model in AA (or top) grade. It was restored by member Mike Leone. The canoe was purchased from in 1940 and was given to Mike by the son of the original owner. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #oldtowncanoe #oswegoriver #pinebarrens
     
  5. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    8E4ACF88-336B-4991-8782-D7BE18E755F0.jpeg Happy campers: Matt Mahoney and his son, Brian, in a canoe from Island Falls Canoe. It was built by Jerry Stelmok based on the E.M. White Guide. The 18 1⁄2-foot canoe was a fiftieth birthday present to Matt from his wife. The photo was taken in 2006 on a trip on the Moose River in Maine. Matt reports that this canoe was his introduction to wood and canvas canoes. The canoe has been loaded up like this for several northern Maine trips and is a delight when tripping. Photo by Dave Mears. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #mooseriver #whitecanoe #islandfallscanoe
     
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  6. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    A Shearwater 16 built by John Wilkinson of Valkyrie Craft Canoes in Northern Ireland . The photo was taken one winters morning on the River Bann upstream of the town of Coleraine. The far bank is the site of Mt Sandel for which is also the earliest known habitation site in the island of Ireland. #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodcanvascanoe #valkyriecraftcanoes
     
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  7. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    SUNSET PADDLE: A peaceful 2014 summer solstice sunset paddle at Camp Wabun on Lake Temagami, Ontario. Founded in 1933, Camp Wabun continues the tradition of wood and canvas canoes, wooden wannigan food boxes, and leather tumplines with its campers. The canoe is a Peterborough, Canadian Canoe Company Division, 16 feet long, and the paddler is Colin Hartzell, trip staff at Camp Wabun. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #peterboroughcanoe #campwabun #laketemagami #canadiancanoe Photo by David Thompson.
     
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  8. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    Mellow yellow: Janet Heikkila in Des Winterbottom’s 12-foot Chestnut Forest enjoing a quiet morning outing during the 2013 Northwest Chapter's Fall Rendezvous at Manning Provincial Park, B.C. Photo by Mike Livdahl. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #chestnutcanoe #manningprovincialpark #mikelivdahl
     
  9. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    EF353179-BE53-49AE-B9A9-962E1740CC44.jpeg A TRIPLET OF CANOES. Red, white and blue canoes? The blue one is a circa 1905 B. N. Morris that belonged to owner Don Derrick’s grandfather. Don took the lines off it and built the other two, as wedding presents for his sons. What could be a better wedding gift? Photo by Don Derrick. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #morriscanoe #redwhiteandblue
     
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    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    As Autumn approaches.

    Autumn Sojourn photo by Joe Brown

    The canoe is an Old Town fifty pound model.
     
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    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    “At Rest” A 1900 Peterborough Cedar Rib canoe on a beautiful English river. Complimented by one of Wendy Kimpels pack baskets. This is a favourite spot to stop, have a coffee, listen to the sounds of the forest and reflect. All perfect whatever the season.
     
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    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    If you can’t put it on put it in! Try this with a Mini or Fiat 500.

    Cartopping an Otca - Montana 1912. Carrying a canoe on cars without rain gutters or rails today is a challenge but this is a much different approach. The original picture has a few more details saying "From N. E. Roberts, Kalispell, Montana, 3/26/12" on the back. It appeared in the 1913-1914 and 1970 Old Town Canoe Company catalogs. #wcha #canoe#woodencanoeheritageassociation#woodencanoe
     
  13. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    “A Family Outing”. A 1920 Old Town HW AA Grade owned by Jamie Dyer of Thurso Scotland. The Canoe earning its keep moving the family and gear in the Scottish Highlands. This was a family trip in early August 2020 with a lunch stop on the Isle Eileen Ruairidh Mor, north end of Loch Maree Scotland.
     
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    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    "Thames Treasures"

    The photo above was taken on a recent WCHA -UK paddle day on the River Thames. The trip was featured in the last edition of WOODEN CANOE. It never ceases to amaze me how many quality North American and Canadian Canoes travelled 4000 miles across the Atlantic to new homes in the UK. In this photo you can spot an Old town OTCA, A 1900 Peterborough Cedar rib, a Huron trapper, a 1910 Rushton Navahoe, a 1930's Peterborough strip canoe, a modern Peterborough cedar strip canoe, a further 1930's CCC cedar rib and a Henri Vaillancourt 16' St Lawrence River Malecite birchbark canoe. An eclectic mix of canoes which would make any paddle day special. Photo Nick Dennis
     
  15. samb

    samb LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I also find it amazing what a rare breed us owners and repairers are: In the picture, apart from the birch bark, there is only one boat I haven't worked on.
     
  16. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    Why paddle when you can sail? FULL SAIL - FULL CIRCLE: Benson Gray and his 1936 OTCA under full sail at the 2009 Assembly on Keuka Lake. This is an 18 foot, AA Grade OTCA with sponsons, design #4 paint scheme (a.k.a. the Indian Design), and 45 and 55 square foot sails. There are gudgeons for a rudder on both the bow and stern, so it can be sailed forward with a single sail or backward with two sails (as shown in the photo). This provides a tremendous number of possibilities for matching the sail area to the conditions. The canoe was originally shipped to Benson’s grandfather, returned to Old Town for repairs in 1939, and sold in 1942. Quite by chance, Benson found the canoe in southern Maine in 2002, brought it back into the Gray family, and had it restored to its present beautiful condition. #wcha #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #keukalake #keukacollege
     
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