Each year on the summer solstice weekend, the North House Folk School in Grand Marais puts on its annual Wooden Boat Show. The 2017 dates are June 16-18, 2017. The event not only is a gathering of handcrafted canoes, kayaks and other boats, but a festival weekend full of classes, workshops, talks, slideshows and more. It’s a fun weekend and if you love wooden canoe and kayaks, you should put it on your calendar as an event to attend. It also features a wooden boat auction. I let a wooden canoe go that I would have loved to restore this year, because I don’t have the space on my project list to add another project at this time. While I didn’t get a chance to do as much as I usually like at the Wooden Boat Show this year, I did take some time to photograph the wooden canoes and kayaks. It was a big display this year with lots of fun boats.
If you want to learn how to build a canoe, the best resource in Ted Moore’s Canoecraft. If you want to build a kayak, the best resource is Nick Shade’s The Strip-Built Sea Kayak.
Here’s a sample of the shots that I got.
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