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Sawbill Canoe Outfitters: The family behind the legacy

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters: The family behind the legacy

Bill has been known to say, more than once, that Sawbill is a great place to grow up and a great place to raise kids—that he knows because he’s done both. He spent his first ...

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Morning Light – A Canoe Built by Campers at Ogiche Daa Kwe

Morning Light – A Canoe Built by Campers at Ogiche Daa Kwe

There is something delicate about the look of a skin-on frame canoe. In the sunlight, the wooden frame shows through its skin, as do the shadows of paddlers. Looking down into the ...

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Meet Erik Simula, Birch Bark Canoe Builder

Meet Erik Simula, Birch Bark Canoe Builder

For twenty years, Erik Simula has lived almost exclusively off the grid near the Minnesota and Canadian border. He hasn’t had a refrigerator or a freezer, and bringing home the ...

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Canoe Review: The Nova Craft Moisie

Canoe Review: The Nova Craft Moisie

Moisie Review: by Kelly McDowell, President of The Complete Paddler The Moisie is a brand new canoe design from Nova Craft Canoes. Although it is a new design this canoe is ...

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Bob Brown, Canoe Designer

Bob Brown, Canoe Designer

by Charlie Mahler Minnesota’s Bob Brown is well known as a successful canoe designer. But a smart-aleck could point out that he’s really just a failed sailboat innovator. You ...

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Remembering Joe Seliga

Remembering Joe Seliga

Joe Seliga grew up in the pristine Quetico Superior wilderness in the small mining town of Ely, Minnesota. When Joe was born in 1911, Ely was 25 miles from the nearest road. For ...

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Nova Craft Cronje Canoe in Aramid Lite

Nova Craft Cronje Canoe in Aramid Lite

Swift and Strong – announcing a new ultralite expedition canoe from Nova Craft Nova Craft Canoe specializes in traditional designs built with the newest technologies available. ...

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Urban Boatbuilders: Building Wooden Canoes for a Rite of Passage

Urban Boatbuilders: Building Wooden Canoes for a Rite of Passage

By Phil Winger, photos courtesy of Bob Anderson Picture yourself venturing out for the first time into the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Imagine the combination ...

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The History of a Painting: The site depicted in “French River Rapids” revealed new insights into Quetico Provincial Park’s fur trade past.

The History of a Painting: The site depicted in “French River Rapids” revealed new insights into Quetico Provincial Park’s fur trade past.

French River Rapids (oil on canvas), 1848-1856; by Paul Kane. Used with permission of the Royal Ontario Museum copyright ROM.   In 2006, Quetico Provincial Park’s ...

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Nova Craft Redefines Tradition: Bold New Looks Aim to Attract Younger Audiences to the Canoeing Industry

Nova Craft Redefines Tradition: Bold New Looks Aim to Attract Younger Audiences to the Canoeing Industry

With only two days before the big event, the excitement in Roch Prévost’s voice was audible as he described his vision: three new canoe designs, manufactured in secret and ...

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