Collection - Wooden Boats

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Wooden Boats

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  • Architectural drawing
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  • Technical drawing
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  • 1900 - present (Creation)

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Database of 7000+ boats built in Canada
484 items from wooden boats, rotating large boats, 15 canoes and rowing skiffs
7171 photos of wooden boats
1105 textual records of boats
20 post cards of boats
17 C ROMs

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Starting in the 1850s and continuing today, wooden boat building has a successful local industry in the Muskoka Lakes area. This extensive collection is unique and relates to a wooden boat database of 7000 boats.

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  • English

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By appointment with archivist and always on Thursdays

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Access freely given with credit given to source

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