Stevens Canoe Works

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Steve Lapey started tripping in Algonquin Park in 1949, and he spent the next 7 summers exploring the park out of Camp Pathfinders in wood canvas canoes. He was privileged to be in attendance when Omer Stringer gave paddling lessons in his Bob's Special, and he has paddled a wood canvas canoe ever since.

Today, Steve spends his days in his shop in north eastern Massachusetts and restores/builds wood canvas canoes. (stevelapey@comcast.net)With all of his years of tripping experience to guide him, he built a form for a 16' canoe which he calls the Sweet 16. Here is what the Sweet 16 looks like fresh out of the shop.





Sweet Sixteen


Sixteen foot Cruiser


Made at Stevens Canoe Works
Groveland, MA


Ribbed: November, 2005


Completed: February, 2006


Materials


Stems: Northern Ash, Laminated


Decks: Maple


Seat Frames: Maple


Thwarts: Maple


Inwales: Sitka Spruce


Outwales: Northern Spruce


Ribs: Northern White Cedar


Planks: Atlantic White Cedar


Exterior Finish: Interlux Brightside: Fire Red


Bright Work: Z-Spar Captain’s Varnish # 1015


Weight: 58 Pounds


Price: $3195.00


Lines taken from a Peterborough wood strip, model 44, modified for wood-canvas construction. This canoe has been built “light” with ¼ inch ribs and number 10 canvas.
 
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