Gull Lake Boat Works – A new canoe
Published on June 25, 2012
Gull Lake Boat Works is fully-functional boat shop that specialises in creating custom-built canoes and kayaks for discerning enthusiasts. With locations both in the GTA and in the Haliburton Highlands, they have the means and capacity to build, repair, and restore all types of small watercraft.
Gull Lake Boat Works was founded in 2008 by Head Builder Marc Russell, after an intensive apprenticship with Master Builder Ron Frennette of Canadian Canoes. Russell, former Program Director of Kilcoo Camp (a venerable, Toronto- based private summer camp located near Minden, Ontario), was charged with the mammoth task of rehabilitating and replacing Kilcoo’s aging fleet of antique cedar plank and canvas canoes with their modern equivalent – the Kilcoo 15.7’ canoe. Gull Lake Boat Works, named for the lake on which Kilcoo lays, was created to facilitate and support this endeavour.