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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
Trent Preszler is a talented woodworker, photographer, and all-around ambassador to the building community online. Check him out on Instagram
Andy Theising of Chronic Woodwork has produced a series of clear and detailed videos on his canoe-building experience. Check him out on YouTube
 UK-based supplier of cedarstrip materials
De Bootbouwer
Holland-based supplier of cedarstrip materials
Germany-based supplier of cedarstrip materials
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


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