Wee Lassie Gallery

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This 10’6” Wee Lassie paddling canoe was built in a class at the Museum taught by Geoffrey Burke and finished by Don Dewees, Richard Butz, Ron Ulmer, and Smokey Hardison. Originally designed by the beloved boatbuilder Henry Rushton of Canton, New York in the late 1800s, the Wee Lassie was designed to be an ultralight solo paddling canoe. The lines for the Wee Lassie were taken off of a Rushton boat and drawn collaboratively by Mike McEvoy and Pete Culler.

Learn more about the story behind this boat here: A Tale of Two Boats