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    Default Ranger rowboat at MITA

    MITA has a boat that has been donated to them for resale. Anybody know anything about these? https://mita.org/boats/ranger/
    Ben Fuller
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    Default Re: Ranger rowboat at MITA

    It is a Peterborough skiff; I recognized the shape and remembered that I had seen pictures of similar ones before. I don't know much about them or about how many builders built them. Looks like similar models were built by the Peterborough Canoe Company. Lakefield is less than 10 miles from Peterborough, on one of the Kawartha Lakes. These lakes aren't too different in scale from the Finger Lakes in New York State.

    Maybe the Canadian Canoe Museum would be a good contact http://www.canoemuseum.ca/#home-section
    https://canoemuseum.wordpress.com/20...d-half-models/

    Some pictures of other restored boats:
    http://peterborough.usedboatsforyou....f_1414419.html
    http://www.douglasbrooksboatbuilding...erborough.html
    http://www.antiqueboatamerica.com/Pr...p?boatid=29451

    modern stripper interpretations:
    https://www.bearmountainboats.com/co...ke-rowing-boat
    http://www.carryingplacecanoeworks.o...l/rowboat.html

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    I agree that it is a Peterborough--here is my skiff, based on the Peterborough plans from Bear Mt Boats:








    It's a nice little pulling boat.






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