Easdale Canoe Co.


Easdale 006 (Small).jpgEasdale 008 (Small).jpgEasdale 009 (Small).jpgEasdale 011 (Small).jpgEasdale  001 (Small).jpgEasdale  012 (Small).jpgThe Easdale Canoe Co. was located at Guerneville, California in the heart of the Redwood country. Initially the company built canoes and boats for family livery and beach cottage rental on the Russian River. The wood-canvas canoes and boats were built with Redwood planking and Port Orford cedar ribs available just up the coast. Trim was Phillipine mahogany. Honduran mahogany was used in the rebuilding and replacement of trim.

Square stern canoes were the answer to outboard motors when they became available. As motors became heavier and more powerful transoms and hulls were widened to carry the weight and higher speeds. This launch built in the 20's seems to be a transition from square sterned canoes to the modern run-abouts built for speed and power.

When rebuilding began a layer of fine silt was found on the underside of the deck which suggests the boat spent some time upside down on the bottom of the Russian River.

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RC is the Northwest's best kept secret! His restorations are legendary in the NW Chapter WCHA and second to none that I've ever seen. If only he could make some money at it!