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   “As a year-round fishing, hunting, & wilderness guide in New York state I have to choose my equipment carefully to be sure that the gear that I use is pleasing and comfortable to my clients, and durable, safe, & functional for me.
   The combination of white cedar & fiberglass is a perfect blend of aesthetics & durability. The Great Canadian cedar canoes are more than just pretty craft.
   I purchased a 17 ft Huron to use as a rowing guide boat for my fly-in trips in the Adirondacks. The boat is perfect weighing in at 65 lbs. It is easy to fly on the plane and it's carrying capacity at 1000 lbs makes it capable of handling two clients plus myself and gear.
   These boats are a great pleasure to spend time in, the wide beam makes them very stable and roomy inside as well. As for a fishing craft it is quiet and easy to maneuver, my clients have caught many nice brookies & salmon from my Great Canadian.”
   Sincerely,
   Walter Boname
   "Lindavue Adventures"

Classic Cedar Canoes

Our master canoe artisans (with over 100 years of combined experience) blend traditional materials, forms and craftsmanship with modern epoxy technology resulting in beautiful, handmade canoes that are surprisingly light weight, rugged, easy to care for, and a pleasure to paddle.

 

Huron Cedar Canoes

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Huron Design - Graceful lines with a traditional, recurved bow. Gently arched bottom provides superior handling in choppy waters. Moderate width and ample volume for excellent initial stability and carrying capacity. Truly a classic!

Huron Outfitting Ash gunwales and decks (also available with optional mahogany trim). Ash keel is standard (may be ordered without). Square stern model can be outfitted with an optional center-seat rowing package.

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Huron Cedar Canoes specifications

Length:

15' 0"

17' 0"

16' 0" Sq St

Width:

38"

38"

38"

Depth at Center:

12 1/2"

12 1/2"

12 1/2"

Height at Ends:

22"

22"

22"

Weight:

54 lbs

65 lbs

63 lbs

Load Capacity:

750 lbs

1000 lbs

950 lbs

Max. Power (Square Stern): 2 Horsepower (or electric equivalent)



Le Voyageur Cedar

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LeVoyageur Design Canoes - Beamy, flat-bottomed stability with flared sides. Slightly recurved ends for low wind profile. Sure-footed. An ideal choice for casual recreation and fishing.

"Rib-and-Plank" Construction All of the Huron and LeVoyageur models feature eastern white cedar ribs, half-ribs and planking. Signature carry handles, sculpted carrying yoke, and seat frames are ash. Seats are hand-laced with rawhide. An ash keel is standard (may be ordered without). Solid brass stem bands are secured fore and aft. All fasteners are brass or stainless. The tough, low-maintenance exterior covering is clear 6 oz. fiberglass cloth permanently bonded to the cedar using specially formulated epoxy with UV inhibitors. The interior and trim receive a high gloss finish of premium marine varnish with UV inhibitors.

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LeVoyageur Cedar Canoes specifications

Length:

12' 0"

14' 0"

16' 0"

15' 0"Sq St

Width:

35 3/4"

37 1/2"

38 1/2"

38 1/2"

Depth at Center:

12 3/4"

12 3/4"

12 3/4"

12 3/4"

Height at Ends:

20"

20"

20"

20"

Weight:

42 lbs

49 lbs

57 lbs

58 lbs

Load Capacity:

550 lbs

750 lbs

850 lbs

825 lbs

Max. Power (Square Stern): 2 Horsepower (or electric equivalent)

LeVoyageur Outfitting Mahogany gunwales, decks, and signature hull accent stripes. Ash keel is standard (may be ordered without). Square stern model can be outfitted with an optional center-seat rowing package.


Coaticook Cedar Canoe

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Coaticook Cedar Canoe As seen on TV (Outdoor Life Network’s “Gear Guide”) "An absolute joy to paddle." This is the total package; unparalleled in esthetics, fit and finish, execution of construction and design, and on-water performance. Initially it proves to be very responsive. Don't hesitate to paddle this canoe in a variety of water conditions because it provides excellent stability, both initial and final. At only fifty pounds, portaging the Coaticook is easy, at times you may delight in this exercise. As beautiful as it is to view, to paddle a Coaticook is to reach the pinnacle of the canoeing experience. It is simply without peer.

Cedar Strip Construction Cedar strip canoes came to pass with the advent of fiberglass. Tongue & groove, or in this case, bead & cove cedar strips are stacked and pressed together while glue is allowed to set, securing the strips in place. Typically the strips are held by staples while the glue sets then the staples are removed. In the case of the Coaticook, the strips are stacked upon one another in a mold and clamped while the glue sets. As a result the seams are tight and free of staple holes. This structure will act as the core of the hull and fiberglass cloth is applied to both the interior and exterior to sandwich the cedar strips. Not only is the Coaticook light, strong and stiff, the finish is exquisite!

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Coaticook specifications

Length:

15' 8"

Width:

37"

Depth at Center:

13"

Height at Ends: 20"

Rocker:

1 1/2"

Weight:

49 lbs

Load Capacity:

850 lbs

 

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