The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association is holding its 38th annual gathering at Paul Smith’s College this week.
“People come to show boats and talk about how they restored them,” said Rob Stevens, the association’s program coordinator.
Stevens said association members from chapters across the globe attend each year to share their expertise and experience.
The WCHA is offering many presentations and workshops, everything from how to carve a paddle to how to use it. Most of the presentations are tailored to fit this year’s theme: Canoe Accessories.
The public is invited to the college to see the boats. However, attendees must pay a fee for many of the special programs.
The event is running through Sunday at the college.
A full schedule of events can be found on the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association website: www.WCHA.org
Photo by Autumn Rock: The Lily, built in 1915, is one of the restored canoes on display at Paul Smith’s College.
Autumn Rock is an Adirondack Explorer summer intern.