Ditchburn Boats

Ditchburn Boats

A Muskoka Legacy

Book - 2002
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"If you do not see what you want, ask for it. We can build what you need."
- 1908 Ditchburn Boats catalogue

For nearly half a century, Herb Ditchburn built some of the most legendary watercraft in North America. From the early 1870s to its closure in 1938, the Ditchburn Boats Company manufactured simple rowboats, luxurious launches, record-breaking speedboats, and magnificent cruisers. The Ditchburn name ruled the waves.

Now you can relive a by-gone era in this stunning pictorial about one of boating's most important families and the magnificent watercraft they made. This is the story of how one man's passion for superior design and construction defined the golden age of boating.

The lush color photography throughout the book is a sumptuous, visual feast for the boating aficionado. Each craft is beautifully photographed with rapt attention paid to every luscious curve and whimsical detail. Whether you're an enthusiast of history, design, or boating, Ditchburn Boats is a remarkable book.

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press, 2002, c2003
ISBN: 9781550464122
Branch Call Number: 623.82020971316 Shi
Characteristics: 155 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: McMullen, Bev


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Nov 20, 2010

This a pretty book, with lots of boat pictures. But it concentrates almost exclusively on power boats, especially prestige ones. I would have like more on their canoes, especially.

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