Breathing life into an old canoe: Restoring the Swampstakes Old Town wood canvas canoe
Recorded July 22, 2022.
Jim Ruwaldt is the Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. He worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Wisconsin, Indiana, and South Dakota for 32 years. From 1996 until his retirement in 2009, he served as the USFWS Wisconsin Private Lands Coordinator, supervising habitat restoration activities on private lands statewide. He also restores classic wooden boats.
Watch behind-the-scenes of the restoration
Want to see what went into the restoration of this 1941 Old Town wood canvas canoe? Join Jim as he takes us behind-the-scenes at various key points in the restoration process—we promise you’ll be even more impressed with this canoe once you’ve seen the art and craft that went into its restoration.