Used canoes can be a good alternative to new ones and I occasionally have some for sale, either by myself, or for clients on consignment. I also sometimes have various canoe accessories for sale, as well, such as forms or trailers. I will be straightforward regarding the condition of these canoes and accessories, so you can be assured of knowing the full condition of each. I can ship canoes anywhere in the country, so don't hesitate to contact me even if you are not close to Olympia, Washington. I can recommend shipping options for any of these canoes or accessories, so don't be put off if shipping is required. Full payment is required prior to shipment or pickup. A shipping and handling charge will be added to orders shipped.
If you have a canoe or accessory that you would like me to list for you on consignment, please contact me for details. If you're looking for a particular type of canoe or accessory I might be able to find it for you as well. Let me know what you're interested in and I'll see if I can locate it. I also sometimes buy used wooden canoes and accessories, so if you have something that just isn't right for you anymore, contact me and let's see if we can find it a new home.
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McFarland Lake Canoe Company
1714 Dickinson Ave. NW
Olympia WA 98502
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Used Canoes and Accessories for Sale
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Early 1900's Canadian Canoe
All Wood Masterpiece!16' CANADIAN CANOE CO. ALL-WOOD, RIB AND BATTEN CANOE. Years ago this canoe had major damage to the stern. The entire stern was replaced in the Eugene, Oregon boat shop of Tom Kaarhus. Established in 1935 the Kaarhus shop played a major part in the development of the McKenzie River drift boats, now known by fisherman around the world. Bass wood was used for planking on the Canadian all-wood canoes but was not available locally. Red cedar from local mills was used to plank the damaged area. Canoe tacks were also not available so copper boat nails were used as fastenings. While not typical canoe repair the work was done in a skillful fashion by a master craftsman and was returned to the water for many years of enjoyment.
INCLUDING: A pair of Canadian Canoe Company paddles, Faux painted with Hickory grain. Probably from the 1920s when Faux painting was popular. One good CCC label. 57" and 60" long. One with clear finish, one crazed. Both have 4" cracks in the blades.
This canoe is available in Eugene, Oregon, and the owner is asking $3,500 for all. Will haggle. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.
Early 1900's Monohon Canoe
Here is the only known canoe from the first
non-Native canoe builder in the State of Washington, The MONOHON
CANOE CO. of Monohon, Washington. Alden Kingsbury learned
the art of canoe building in the Charles River area in
Massachusetts. In 1908 he started building canoes in Monohon
with the Charles River style decks and thwarts on the shore of
Lake Sammamish. Monohon was a lumber town and Kingsbury made
use of available lumber of red cedar for ribs and planking and
Douglas fir for decks, seats and trim. In 1913 Kingsbury
returned to the East Coast and built canoes under the name
Kingsbury Canoes with details similar to the Monohon canoes.
1953 Willits Brothers
Willits Brothers Canoes like this don't come along very often! This one is #842 and it has never been refinished. In addition to the interior ribs being in near-mint condition, the exterior has never been sanded or refinished with the exception of a few blemishes receiving touch-up varnish to protect the wood. The tack heads are dimpled below the surface of the wood just as they were when the canoe came out of the factory.
The exterior has a few blemishes and wear marks from typical use, but these are strictly cosmetic. The rear deck has a couple of minor cracks that would be easily repaired. Because the varnish is original it is beginning to fail in a few spots such as the gunwales and keel.
The canoe has two sets of bilge keels, an option offered by the brothers, but not commonly installed. This canoe includes several desirable features including:
This canoe is available in Tacoma, Washington, and the owner is asking $8,000 for it. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.
Willits Brothers Sail Rig
Your Chance to Sail!
Always wanted to sail your canoe? Here's your chance. This is a sail rig for a Willits canoe. The spar and boom are original Willits construction while the sail is a well-made replica. The mast is not an original Willits, but will serve its purpose.
Willits sailing accessories are very difficult to come by and don't come on the market very often. While this one is not wholly original, it is functional and is an opportunity to round out part of your collection of Willits add-ons. It will also work wonderfully in any canoe if you don't own a Willits.
This sailing accessories are available in Freeland, Washington, and the owner is asking $595 for them. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.
1942 Willits Brothers
Loaded With Extras
Here is a unique Willits canoe (#679) with a one-of-a-kind factory fitting for sailing. It is of typical Willits construction using double-planked red cedar with teak trim. It is unusual in that it was set up for sailing with a sailing thwart and mast step installed in place of the bow seat. This canoe is in extremely good condition, with a masterful refinish job. The interior looks nearly as good as the day it came from the factory, as there are no wear marks from feet or gear.
Here's what's included with the canoe:
This canoe is available in Medina, Washington, and the owner is asking $10,000 for it. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.
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