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Used Canoes and Accessories

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.

Please contact me for further information at:
McFarland Lake Canoe Company
1714 Dickinson Ave. NW
Olympia WA 98502
(360) 480-5444

Email: See Contacts page

Used Canoes and Accessories for Sale

All prices are subject to change without notice.

Early 1900's Robertson Courting Canoe

A Masterpiece!

Here's your chance to own a true masterpiece of a canoe. This is a 16' Robertson courting canoe, of unknown vintage, but likely from the early 1900's. It has been painstakingly restored by a master craftsman in Oregon. He brought this canoe back to life by producing and installing mahogany trim, floor boards, flat white yacht enamel, brass stem bands, professionally painted pinstripe and white geese pair. The thwarts and 4' bookmatched mahogany decks are original. The bow of the canoe was displayed on the cover of WOODEN CANOE JOURNAL, December 2012.

This canoe will be just the right romantic gift!

This canoe is available in Eugene, Oregon and the owner is asking $4,000 for it. He will consider reasonable offers. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.

1942 Willits Brothers

Beautiful Willits!

Here's another 17' Willits Brothers Canoe looking for a new owner. This is #674, built in Tacoma, Washington in 1940. It is in wonderful condition after having been stripped and revarnished by the current owner with 5 coats of spar varnish. It has never been in the water since being refinished. This canoe sports a double set of bilge keels, and comes with a pair of original Willits upholstered seat backs, which are not very common.

This canoe is available in Agoura, California, and the owner is asking $5,000 for it. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.

Early 1900's Canadian Canoe Company

Canadian Canoe
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 $3,000 for all. Will haggle. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.

Early 1900's Monohon Canoe Company

Monohon Canoe

Monhon Canoe
Monohon Canoe

Unique Historical 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. 

This canoe is 16' and was rebuilt by a master woodworker with new canvas, new caned seats and  trim of Douglas fir.  See the article about this Monohon canoe in the August 2015 issue of Wooden Canoe magazine published by the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.

This canoe is available in Eugene, Oregon, and the owner is asking $3,000 for it. If interested, please contact me by email or phone at (360) 480-5444.

1953 Willits Brothers

Willits 842

Willits accessories

Willits Invoice

Amazing Condition!

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:

  • 2 Willits paddles (4.5 and 5 ft lengths)
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Upholstered seat back
  • Original wool rug
  • 4 car top pads and carrying bag
  • Willits Brothers Canoe catalog
  • Bill of sale and invoice

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

Willits Sail

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
0Willits 679

Willits literature

Willits 679

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:

  • 1 set of car top carrier blocks, straps, carrying bag
  • Sailing accessories including fin keel, rudder, mast step, mast thwart, and rudder gudgeons. There is no mast or sail.
  • Reproduction bow spray cover and original carrying bags.
  • Willits Brothers Canoe catalog, repair sheets, and original bill of sale.

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.




Willits Bill of Sale

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