Store booksIn anticipation of the Small Craft Rendezvous on June 22nd, the Museum’s Gift Store has stocked up on books for small craft enthusiasts!  Whether you are a skilled craftsman or a beginner we are sure to have material to assist you with your project.stripe-canoe

One of our most popular books is “Building a Strip Canoe” by Gil Gilpatrick. This brand new second edition of Building A Strip Canoe includes full-size plans and patterns for eight well-proven designs, most of which are Gil’s own adaptations. Step-by-step directions are accompanied by more than 100 full color photographs, plus illustrations.


Ted Moores is also one of our featured authors.  Known internationally as “the Bible of canoe building,” Canoecraft is back!   Whether your goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, an efficient modern tripping canoe or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft can help you make it happen.  Another great book by Ted is Kayaks You Can Build which enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.

For the serious Outdoorsman that would also like to build their own equipment, we have Gil Gilpatrick’s “Building Outdoor Gear”.  If you want the  satisfaction of making something and then seeing it do what it was designed to do then this is the perfect book for you!  Are you interested in paddle carving?  Try reading Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own – or for the hands on approach – take one of our Paddle-Carving Workshops!

Whatever your interest – our Gift Store will have the perfect book  for the paddling enthusiast!  And while you’re there…………………

Check out our “Canada Day” merchandise!  After all, nothing is more Canadian than the canoe!

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