There are other boat builders on the Muskoka lakes, in addition to Dukes, and Rob and I visited some of the smaller ones in the course of her scouting. Here is one old lady of the lakes, all by herself in her dock, watched over – I think – by the company’s founder.
A selection of shots taken at Duke’s Boats in Port Carling – these boats truly are things of beauty!
The images I posted yesterday, of Muskoka boats and canoes in the boat shed at Duke’s, should be seen I think as a kind of photo essay, with no aspirations to anything higher. These two images are a little more aspirational.
Port Carling is one of the epicentres of fine boat building in the Muskoka lakes area, as this interesting local blog elaborates. As I mentioned last week my partner, Rob, was doing some location scouting in the region some time back, for a TV series she was working on, one of the highlights of which […]
When I have time, perhaps next week, perhaps later, I plan on pulling together a portfolio on boatbuilding in Muskoka: the most beautiful boats and canoes you can imagine are built and repaired there. Some of the motor boats with their varnished hulls and brass fittings date to the 1930s, and could have come straight […]
I am aware, of course, that I have been doing the Namibia photographs thing quite insistently, for quite a bit – there are so many images to sort through, as I try to build a portfolio, and I not only enjoy sharing them, but I also appreciate the feedback. However, I do live in Canada […]