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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Have I Told You Lately... The above title, besides being the title of a romantic Van Morrison song, is referring to thanking many, many of you Whitehall Spirit® and Oar Board® owners for being referrals for our boats and for being Ambassadors for our Oar Boards®. Over the past several months, many of you have [...]

Tyee Spirit®14 Fishing Rowboat

Campbell River is a small community on the east coast of Vancouver Island where in early fall a large run of Chinook Salmon return to the river to spawn. Those fish that have matured to over 30 lbs are called “Tyee” salmon. Around 1910 Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began building beautiful lapstrake cedar [...]

Westcoast Lifeguard Rowboat

Back in 90’s designer Harold Aune was asked to help design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat. This was to replace an aging fleet of wooden rowing boats used by the City of Vancouver Lifeguards to patrol the waters of English Bay. They required a boat that handled well [...]

Minto 9’ 3″ Rowing Tender

Prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, small rowboat or even as a sailing boat, the Minto rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. According to retired boat builder Les Curley, in the late 1950s the “original” wooden hull was found washed up on the grounds [...]

The Rowing Crew at Whitehall Rowing & Sail – By Harold Aune

Whitehall Rowing & Sail is a very unique company because many of us who work here really enjoy getting out on the water in the products we build and sell. Production Manager Colin Rolls spent his summer holidays off with his family on Cortez Island along with a couple of our inflatable SUPs and Oar [...]

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