Joe Seliga has been hand building canvas-on-wood canoes in his Ely, Minnesota, workshop for more than 60 years. Seliga's work is considered the best-of-the-best among canoe aficionados and wooden boat builders alike. This all-color celebration of hand craftsmanship and rustic elegance details from start-to-finish the construction of Seliga's canoes, from selecting the right woods through the project's inaugural launch. Within these pages the legacy of this master craftsman is passed on for all to enjoy.
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About the Author
Jerry Stelmok is a native and lifelong resident of Maine. He successfully escaped life as a teacher in the early 1970s when he moved with his growing family to West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the United States, to learn wooden-boat building. The move led to the acquisition of The Island Falls Canoe Company and more than a quarter-century of crafting wood-and-canvas canoes based on the designs of early builder E. M. White. Stelmok has authored several books on wood-and-canvas canoes, including The Art of the Canoe with Joe Seliga (MBI, 2002) and Not Your Average Bear & Other Maine Stories (Tilbury House, 2007). He has a son and two daughters, now adults, and lives in Atkinson, Maine.