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Northern Light
Optional Sailing Rig



A very generous WCHA member-donor is providing this gorgeous cherry-trimmed sailing canoe as a fundraising benefit for the WCHA. Made by the renowned Bearwood Canoe Company, this canoe is like new and with the exceptional craftsmanship and finish that Bearwood canoes are known for, and it is built to be light and easily portable. The canoe is located near Rochester, NY.

Built by: Bearwood Canoe, Pam Wedd
Green Dacron covering
Cherry Trim
Weight 52 Pounds
Pristine Condition
Price: $4,250 US

A full Pam Wedd-designed sailing rig is available for this canoe (or it can fitted to any other similar canoe). The wooden components of the sailing rig are made of cherry. The sail rig is priced at $1,500 US.
Northern Light canoes are lightweight models of the Seguin 16 and Heritage 15. Their remarkable lightness is achieved by using 3.7 ounce aircraft Dacron instead of canvas, cherry outwales and lightweight ribs and planking. Northern Lights are ideal for those who want the lightness of a high-tech canoe crafted in warm, beautiful wood.

Details from Bearwood Canoe:
Each new Bearwood canoe is meticulously built using Ontario white cedar ribs, sitka spruce inwales, and full-length western red cedar planking. All wooden parts are varnished before assembly to seal them and to prevent water absorption during the paddling season. The completed hull is further sealed with two coats of spar varnish. The outer hull covering is #12 canvas which is filled with our own oil-based filler to waterproof and preserve the fabric. Premium marine enamel in your choice of colour finishes the hull and ultraviolet inhibiting spar varnish is applied to all exposed wood.
Black cherry decks, thwarts, outwales, and hand-caned seats are all standard. All tacks, screws, stem bands, and other fasteners are of marine grade brass or bronze. Options include carved yokes of ash or cherry, outwales of Black Cherry, two-tone paint, durable shellac bottom, keel, Dacron covering, and sailing rigs.



Submitted Date

April 22, 2022, 4:55:00 AM

Canoe Length

16 feet


Rochester, NY

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