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West System Canoes and Kayaks in their Natural Habitat

A rest break after crossing a big open stretch into a facing wind- day 2 of a 7-day trip. Closest is a 16' Prospector, in the middle is Ron Frenette and his wife in their 17' Nomad and on the outside is a traditional wood canvas canoe built in the 1950's.

The 16' Prospector, late in a day that saw rain and more rain. The deck is a piece of cherry, nicely sculpted, with an image of a mystical creature often seen in petroglyphs in northern Ontario.

One reason people build boats is that they give you the opportunity to find beauty in otherwise inaccessible places. Paddlers in 16' Prospector check out an amazing faulted rock formation in northwestern Quebec, September 2008.

Somewhere in the Fox Islands chain in Georgian Bay. Submerged rocks below crystal clear water makes a great backdrop for this 17' Endeavour kayak.

Photos courtesy of Ron Frenette of Canadian Canoes. See also Epoxyworks 28, Small Craft Builders' Rendezvous and visit www.canadiancanoes.com.

EPOXYWORKS Number 28, Spring 2009

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