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 Post subject: Harold Gates Canoe
PostPosted: June 16th, 2013, 8:23 am 
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I recently picked up what I believe is a 14' Harold Gates but am not able to fnd out much info about his canoes online. I have some pictures of it at the link below


www.canoeshelburne.com/canoe/harold-gates-canoe.html


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 Post subject: Re: Harold Gates Canoe
PostPosted: September 14th, 2013, 5:55 am 
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Harold Gates was a canoe build from Middleton NS, I think 1940-1980 most of is molds are with Kip McCurdy over on the fundy coast.

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 Post subject: Re: Harold Gates Canoe
PostPosted: November 5th, 2013, 6:45 pm 
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From Howie, Richard R. (2013) Restoring a Harold Gates Canoe – Keeping the Old Ways Alive. Nauticapedia.ca 2013. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Gates_Canoes.php :

Harold Gates was a canoe builder who was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. He lived there his entire life and was the best known of the maritime canoe builders during his era. He was quoted in "Older Ways" regarding his start in building canoes stating that he was trapping to earn a living and realized that he needed a canoe. "I had to have a canoe an’ the only way I could have one is to build it." He was in his twenties at the time. Gates eventually produced more than 400 canoes over a period of some 30 years until his retirement in 1986 due to failing eyesight. He died in 1994.

See http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Gates_Canoes.php for more.

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 Post subject: Re: Harold Gates Canoe
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There is also a Gates canoe in the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.

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