Mike Elliott rescued this 35-year-old Chestnut Prospector canoe from a barn and restored it for David and Virginia Moore of Delta, BC, Canada. He used cedar to repair the hull, ash to replace the gunwales, and cherry for the new decks. The seats are hand-woven cane. The canoe was relaunched on March 27, 2004. Contact Mike at Kettle River Canoes, P.O. Box 2324, 695 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, BC, Canada. V0H 1H0. His email is email@example.com or checkout his website at www.canoeshop.ca.
Gerald Ely and his son, David, built this 16' x 35" Chestnut Prospector canoe. They built her using red and white cedar strips covered with 6 oz fiberglass cloth. The gunwales, seats, yoke and stems are of cherry. They used cherry and walnut for the decks, and covered the stems with brass half-round. Contact Gerald at Windy Hill Boatworks, RR 1, Box 108C, Montrose, PA 18801 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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".