Walter Walker Canoe

Walter Walker Canoe
Walter Walker Canoe
Walter Walker Canoe

Walter Walker Canoe


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Product Details

Cedar Strip Canoe

  • Handmade in 1975 by Walter Walker
  • Featured on the cover of Canoecraft: Harrowsmith's Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction
  • All-original materials
  • 16' Canadian cedar strip with two seats, one yoke
It is rare to find an original Walter Walker canoe in nearly perfect condition. While there is likely a Walker canoe we are unaware of, this masterpiece is but one of three we know exist outside of the Canadian Canoe museum in Peterborough.

About Walter Walker:

With Walter Walker's passing in 2009, Canada lost its last living link to Canada's Golden Age of canoe building. Walker had become the greatest canoe builder in Canada., his wide range of techniques taught throughout the world. For all his accomplishments, though, Walker is perhaps best known for the cedar strip Royal Canoe he built and presented to Prince Andrew in 1977 (pictured, right).

Throughout his career, Walker was a central figure in exhibitions, magazines and films that document the history and art of canoe-building in Canada. The day after his 100th birthday, one Canadian newspaper stated: "Now that the canoe is officially one of the Seven Wonders of Canada - Walter Walker must surely be the eighth."

In 1994, Walter Walker became the first Builder Emeritus inducted into the Canadian Canoe Museum where his legacy and his work is enshrined forever.



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