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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. Check out the online forum for answers to just about anything related to wood and boats

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 canoe building companies which made the Peterborough area world famous a century ago

American Canoe Association
Everything you need to know about sailing an open canoe: contact Marilyn Vogel from the ACA web site.

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 in inspirational friend.

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


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