Robert Johnston gave this 17' Redbird canoe that he built to his brother, James Johnston, for James' 50th birthday. Robert used bead-and-cove cedar strips for the hull, then covered them with two coats of epoxy. The decks are cherry with purple heart inlays, the seat frames are ash with caned seats, and the wales are Spanish cedar. This canoe was only one of three boats he built in the year from July 2000 to July 2001. He also built a CLC rowing skiff for use on Lake Champlain, and a Glen-L drift boat for fishing on the Bow River in Alberta, Canada.
This Chestnut Prospector canoe is a design by Ted Moores of Bear Mountain Boat Shop. Don Sandall of Edmonds, WA, built the boat using cedar strip construction, then fiberglassed the hull inside and out. He then gave the hull 8 coats of UV protecting varnish. Length overall is 16' with a beam of 35".