You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Lakefield’ tag.

Members of the Gordon family have been building canoes in and around Lakefield, ON since the mid 1800s.  Thomas Gordon started the Thomas Gordon Canoe Co. in the 1850s and he began a family tradition that continues to this day.

When we had two Gordon watercraft, one canoe and one skiff, donated to our collection a couple years ago by John Gordon (great grandson of Thomas Gordon) we knew it wouldn’t be long before we would put them on exhibit.

smaller hooke 8 5 x 7 85 filter

Thomas Gordon (foreground) working on a canoe.
Photo courtesy of Kathy Hooke.

Read the rest of this entry »