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Classes & Events: 2017

We are just beginning to fill in the 2017 events, but we always will leave space for private classes for individuals or groups.

Jan. 29-Feb.3

Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe

Spend a week in Waitsfield, VT at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Visit for details and registration.

March 10-12

The Northern Wilderness Paddlers Gathering.

Meet and learn from a group of experienced, inspiring, wilderness paddlers. The weekend event takes place at the Hulbert Center in Fairlee, VT. Great food and comfortable accommodations. New faces are welcome! I'll be there with a boat. Not sure what I'll be doing yet, so stay tuned. For details, visit

April 1, 2

Northeast Woodworkers Association in Saratoga Springs, NY.
We will display in the gallery a new 13' solo/tandem with a maximum load of 350 pounds. Think of it a primarily a solo craft with a tandem option.

OPEN SHOP - April/May? - date to be determined

Stop by our home base at 98 Berkshire School Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257 and see our shop, old boats and new.

May 5-7

Design Your Own Skin-on-Frame Double Paddle Canoe or Kayak At Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT.

As we build a skin-on-frame double paddle canoe, I will stress the basic principles that the students can use to design from scratch and build their own canoes and kayaks in lengths varying from 11 1/2" to 15 1/2". The finished class project will be raffled off to a workshop participant. Register at

June 30-July 2

WoodenBoat Festival at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
Come visit us, check out our new boats and pick up plans, parts, or a copy of our book, Skin-on-Frame Boat Building: Double-Paddle Canoes.

July 15-17

Annual Wooden Canoe Heritage Assembly.

Join us at this classic event held at Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's New York. We may have the only skin-on-frame canoe there, but I bet there will be plenty of interest in our boats. Visit for details.

July 30- August 5

Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe at the WoodenBoat School

Spend a week in Brooklin, ME at the this well-respected and well-equipped boat building school. We will build the unique canoe with the Rines Reversible backrest described on our "What's New" page. The Woodenboat School will post a full description of the course in early December. Registration, which fills quickly, begins January 2nd.

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