This restoration program offers instruction in restoring an old canoe to its previous splendor. Each student may bring their own canoe, or one will be provided. The instructor will assess each canoe and students will proceed to restore or replace the needed parts. By end of the week the canoe will be re-canvassed and ready to take home for the finishing work. The instructor must have a prior conversation with the canoe owner to determine the materials needed and the feasibility of restoration in the allotted time. If a canoe is provided by Sagamore for restoration, it will remain as part of the Sagamore fleet for use in their educational programs. (Minimum two boats)
September 16-23, 2005
Instructor: Pam Wedd
Fee: tba; includes accommodations, meals, instruction, most materials
P.O. Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436-0040
Sagamore is able to offer you the rare privilege of staying and learning in a National Historic Landmark. As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our authentic historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms in the hallways. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. In addition to instruction, you will be invited to enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, canoeing, and tennis as options during your scheduled program. There are no telephones in rooms and no TV, so your relaxation is assured. For a few short days, live in a camp community enjoying the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. Expect astonishing views of the stars, the scent of balsam in the air, campfires, and crystal-clear drinking water. Sagamore is not a hotel, motel, or resort. It is instead, a complete experience in learning and living a “bit of history” in an incomparable setting. Sagamore Institute is a non-profit organization that operates this National Historic Landmark.