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vintage canoeworksBelow you will find two lists of canoes and guide boats. The first shows craft that are currently being restored, and the second are those that are in the restoration queue. So as not to overwhelm the site with data, we’ve chosen to include just the bare facts on this portion of our inventory. If you find something that interests you and wish to request a restoration, or desire to specify certain elements of the restoration, simply contact us (click here) and we can provide more information and cover all the necessary details. As restorations are completed they will be moved to the "Restored Canoes & Guideboats" section, so please visit these pages regularly for updates.

Our inventory is always in flux. We’ve had the great fortune to access a wonderful and widely varied trove of antique stock. Our access continues such that if you are looking for a certain type, size, model or age of canoe, there is a chance we’ll be able to accommodate you. Again, we’re but a click away and would love to hear from you.

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Currently Under Restoration

Canoes

17’
c.1917
B.N. Morris
Model A, Type 1
Sailing Canoe
This classic Morris is in excellent condition. With the exception of one cracked rib, every other element of this canoe is original and in near perfect condition. We have the original leeboards (with decals) and need only add a new spar, sail and rigging. The mahogany seats, decks and thwarts are beautiful and will refinish very nicely. This is a rare canoe that we truly can't wait to get going on.

Boats

16’
1925
Old Town
Squarestern "Speed" model with sponsons
Good condition requiring several new ribs, interior hull refinishing and new canvas. This boat is significant in two respects. 1926 was the first year Old Town offered a ‘speed’ version in their catalog. Made in 1925, this boat was one of the first units to have the new design featuring a more pronounced ‘V’ hull and a slightly cut down transom top to accommodate shorter outboard lower unit shafts. Furthermore, this was one of the first boats of this type they made in an AA grade. Aside from the interior hull, all of the other components are mahogany – even the transom and seats.


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Upcoming Projects

Canoes

18’
1925
Old Town
Guides Special
Very good condition. Needs new canvas and interior hull refinishing, some minor carpentry. Grade CS, White cedar ribs and planking. Ash decks, thwarts and seats. Dark green. Shipped to the Upper Saranac Co., Inc. on 6/4/26, finished 8/13/25.


18’
1926
Old Town
Guides Special
Excellent condition. Requires new canvas and interior hull refinishing. Grade CS, White cedar ribs and planking, Spruce gunwales, Ash decks, thwarts and seats. Dark green. Shipped 6/7/26 to Upper Saranac Co, Inc. Saranac Inn, NY.


20’
1934
Chestnut
Ogilvy Special
Excellent condition. Requires new canvas and interior hull refinishing only. This is an extraordinary canoe, built to with stand the roughest fast water. 3"wide ribs spaced 1/2" apart. Perfect for a large family and gear or running rapids with superb stability.


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