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Located in Western Oregon, USA, Ferwerda canoes are built using traditional wood and canvas canoe construction. Cedar ribs are steamed and bent over an old canoe form and cedar planking is attached using brass canoe tacks. Canvas is stretched over the hull, and filled to produce a water proof covering. The interior wood shell and exterior filled canvas produces a  double hull system, allowing the canoe to flex when encountering underwater obstacles.

I only build one model of wood canvas canoe, the Hiawatha canoe, which is built on an old original Thompson Brothers canoe form. I do not build to order, as this is just a hobby, and I generally produce only one canoe per year.
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Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA)
The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Ltd. (WCHA) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wood canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world.

Northwest Chapter of WCHA
Serving wooden canoe enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest of the United Statesand Canada.  Dedicated to preserving, studying, building, restoring and using wooden canoes and disseminating information on canoeing heritage in North America

Located in western Oregon, USA
©2013, Martin Ferwerda
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