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Discussion in 'General WCHA Business' started by Benson Gray, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    LUNCH BREAK: A 17 footer built at Philadelphias Independence Seaport Museum from plans for the Atkinson Traveller by Rollin Thurlow of Northwoods Canoe Company in Atkinson, Maine. Here it takes a lunch break along the Great Egg Harbor River in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. Photo by Jim Wilson. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #atkinsontraveler #northwoodscanoe #independenceseaportmuseum #greateggharborriver
  2. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    HAPPY CANOE DAY: wherever you are in the world grab a canoe, paddle and a friend. It’s good for the mind and body. Here a Chestnut Canoe approaches Brograve Mill on the Norfolk Broads UK. One has been restored, the other waits it’s fate. #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodcanoe #chestnutcanoe #norfolkbroads
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  3. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    SKIN ON FRAME: such canoes and kayaks have been around for many years with examples found in museums around the world. The modern skin on frame canoe is an exceptionally light but strong canoe using ballistic nylon stretched over a frame. This modern example is owned by WCHA member Rob Stevens; it weighs just 20lbs in old money. An easy portage. #woodcanoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #canadiancanoemuseum #cndcanoemuseum
  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Anyone attending Assembly is welcome to give it a try;
    Paddle a Solo Canoe
    Alice Brylawski & members of Three Rivers Chapter facilitate canoe sharing so you can try out a solo canoe from among a selection of sizes and shapes. “Welsh” healing planks also available. (Fri 9-11) [Beach]
  5. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    HAPPY 4th July!

    Stars and stripes: This is 16 foot long B. N. Morris from 1919 with all original wood except the combings. It was restored by Gil Cramer at the Wooden Canoe Shop and is owned by Ken Kelley. Photo by Mike Livdal. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #morriscanoe #woodencanoeshop #mikelivdahl #wchaassembly
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  6. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


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    ASSEMBLY: The annual Assembly of the WCHA commences July 12th through to the evening of Saturday 16th July. A great and diverse programme of events and presentations for all. #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodcanoe #canadiancanoemuseum #paulsmithscollege
  7. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    AND BREATHE: The 2022 WCHA Assembly has been and gone. The planning for the next one will start soon . Thanks and congratulations to the organisers as such events do not just happen. Of course it also needs membership participation so go to wooden and get signed up. #woodencanoeheritageassociation #canadiancanoemuseum #woodcanoe Photo credit Rob Stevens
  8. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    BEFORE & AFTER: The Penn Yan Kingfisher is a sweet little 14-foot square-stern canoe designed for rowing, paddling or motoring. This one, built around 1939, is back on the water after a complete restoration. With oars and it’s 1936 Elto Handitwin outboard, this Kingfisher is ready to fly across the water again. Restored and photographed by Michael Grace #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodcanoe #woodboatsofinstagram
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  9. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    SOLITUDE: Mike Darga takes advantage of a misty Adirondacks morning to paddle solo on Lower St Regis Lake prior to the start of the days programme at this years WCHA Assembly. Photo credit Isabel Hansen #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodcanoe #adirondacks #paulsmithscollege
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  10. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

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    PATENT RIB: You cannot fail to love a cedar rib canoe. This one has been in the same family for 60years in the 1000 islands area. Beautiful. Photo Nubar Alexanian #woodencanoeheritageassociation #peterboroughcanoe #canadiancanoemuseum
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  11. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    SEEING DOUBLE: one Peterborough cedar rib canoe is rare enough but a pair is like a blue moon especially when they are 4000 miles from their birthplace. This pair in the UK are owned by Nick Dennis and Sam Browning and reside within a few miles of each other. The enigmatic cedar rib; a canoe. For all seasons. #woodencanoeheritageassociation #canadiancanoemuseum #woodencanoe #peterboroughcanoe
  12. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    ANYONE IN THERE? : A group of Willits Bros. canoe enthusiasts held a gathering recently in Gig Harbor, WA, and the results were apparently wonderful. Held in and around the Antique Airplane Museum at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, a crowd of beautiful Willits canoes - restored and unrestored were on display. Photo credit Chris Eden
    #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #willitscanoe
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  13. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    WHITE IN FULL COLOUR : This all-original, unrestored 1950 E.M White canoe is only 15’ long and sports wide outwales and half ribs. E.M White canoes are best known as long (often 18.5’) guide canoes built to carry heavy loads. This one was used for many years by a New Hampshire outdoorsman, then found its way to Texas, and ultimately to Georgia where it was photographed here in the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit Michael Grace
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  14. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    AN ECLECTIC MIX: An important part of WCHA membership is Chapter outings which gives likeminded people the chance to meet and share their enthusiasm for wooden canoes. Here, members of the UK Chapter take on St Patricks Stream off the river Thames. Other similar gatherings take place throughout the year. Check out your local Chapter and join in. Photo Andrew Gulland #woodencanoeheritageassociation
  15. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    SAVING A THOUSAND WORDS: This phrase is often said about the value of a photograph. This one is about capturing the image - photographing an early Rushton Bucktail canoe on a small pond at dawn. The little 10 1/2 foot Bucktail was fully restored by Michael Grace after sitting unused for well more than 100 years. #woodcanoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #canadiancanoemuseum Photo: M Grace
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  16. Floyd Reid

    Floyd Reid Keep paddling

    This canoe now has a new home in North Carolina
  17. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    AUTUMN :An early guideboat-style canoe rests upon autumn reflections. This little lapstrake canoe has a wide bottom board and removable carrying yoke akin to those of Adirondack Guideboats. (Photo by Michael Grace)
  18. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    AUTUMN: Autumn carries more gold in it’s pocket than all the other seasons. This is the featured photo for October in the wonderful WCHA calendar. Get your 2023 copy from the WCHA store but be quick as they sell out fast. Photo Credit Jim Wilson who’s daughter Alex paddles a 14’ Widgeon designed by Al Bratton and built by Jim #woodcanoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #paddlejim48
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Old Town Canoe flier from 1926 in the Fans of the WCHA group page on Facebook.

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  20. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I didn’t have you down as a pipe and “baccy” smoker Benson

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