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Associations + Links

Along with building boats, we've built many relationships over the past four decades. Here's a list of organizations, businesses and individuals who share our passion.


 The Canadian Canoe Museum
The largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world
Canoeroots Magazine 
 The latest issue of Canoeroots is now online for a limited time
Wooden Boat 
Wooden Boat magazine online - an inspirational resource for more than 20 years. 
Nick Offerman's Official Website
A former Bear Mountain Boats student, and friend of Joan & Ted's
The Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives
This site has info on the histories of the great Peterborough canoe-building companies
American Canoe Association
Everything you need to know about sailing an open canoe
Canadian Canoes (Photo Gallery)
This photo gallery from our friends at Canadian Canoes shows great photos of people building their canoe
Canadian Canoe Kayak Association
Get involved in one of Canada's oldest organized sports, with over 50 clubs nationwide
Shaw & Tenney
Makers of traditionally handcrafted wooden oars and paddles since 1858
De Bootbouwer
Visit this great site from the Netherlands
Jimmy Diresta
Jimmy filmed Nick Offerman making a canoe for our DVD, and has since become an inspirational friend
We're so impressed by Thomas Einsiedel's canoe-building work. The site's in German, but it's well worth navigating to check out some Thomas' photography


The Happy Camper
Kevin, our friend and former neighbour in Peterborough, will inspire you to get out on the water - if you're not laughing too hard


Daniel Wheeler is an LA-based craftsman who makes unique sculptural and ceremonial objects

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