Whitehall Spirit® Tyee 14 Fishing Rowboat

Campbell River is a coastal community on the east coast of Vancouver Island where in early fall a large run of Chinook Salmon returns 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-planked rowboats [...]

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Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat

Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat Back in 1990, designer Harold Aune was asked to help design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat that is easily handled by [...]

Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9’ Dinghy, Tender, Pond Boat

The Minto 9 is prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, or simply a small rowboat. It rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. In the late 1950s, the “original” wooden Minto was found washed up on the grounds of “Our Lady Minto Hospital” on Saltspring Island by builder Ed [...]

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Water Wheel Rowing Machines – Row In Any Season

Water Wheel Rowing Machines Row all year, in any season. At Whitehall we’re passionate about rowing and finding ways to help you improve your year-round rowing experience. Unlike the west coast of British Columbia, where we are based, in many other parts of Canada rowing on the water is a seasonal activity. An [...]

How To Sail with Harold Aune

In this 'Learn to Sail' video, Harold Aune, boat designer, sailor, rower and founder of Whitehall Rowing & Sail, demonstrates the basics of rigging and sailing in a number of Whitehall Spirit® rowboats including a Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Sailing Rowboat, a Westcoast 11.6 Sailing Rowboat, and the Tyee Spirit® 14 Sailing Rowboat. Harold demonstrates [...]

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