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Wooden Boat Show in Grand Marais Trip Report

It’s that time of the year when wood boat builders gather in the northern reach of the state of Minnesota and show off their wood boats. This year wooden canoes, both new and restored, stole the show. Without further ado, here’s the pictures.

Seliga Wide Plank, 17′, Restored at the North House Folk School

Thompson Brother Indian, 16′, restored by Mike Knuth of Duluth, MN.

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20th Anniversary Canoe, 18 ft, Based on E.M. White “Guide” Model, Built at the North House Folk School

1928 Old Town Canoe, model not listed. This was up for auction. The starting bid was $300.

Skin-on-frame Canoe, 17′ 6″, Based on the Atkinson Traveler

The kayaks

Fletcher Fancy, 15′, built by Thelma Camrom

St. Croix Canoes cedar strip, details unknown

Building the 6-day birchbark canoe. They built this over six days and launched it when finished.

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