Thanks for yet another well-done job.
Thank you very much for all the improvements made to the green Chestnut!
And thank you especially for the sawhorses to keep the Chestnut safe.
I really appreciate your kindness in letting them go. We will think of you
with each paddle we take!
Dear Mr. Farr:
Our neighbours at camp in
their newly refurbished Chestnut canoe and we were mightily impressed with
your skilled craftsmanship.
Many thanks for the repairs to the canoe. I talked with my dad today and he
was very pleased with the results.
My brother, Doug, was going to use the canoe this week my Dad told him
he would know if he scratched it!
We have had many compliments about how great the canoe looks. You did
a great job and I appreciate the time and care that you spent on my canoe.
Hope you have a good rest of the summer and keep up the good work!
Enclosed are two shots relating to the 14' Prospector you brought back to life
so well last winter.
The smaller photo shows the little lass on the
above Edmundston, N.B. Grand weather on both occasions, as you can see.
The canoe is very agreeable to paddle. Only thing is, when alone, no one to
ooh and aah with.
Best to you and your wife
We very carefully loaded The Stream into the big boat and tenderly
transported it to the cottage. It is now wrapped in blue plastic and up
on sawhorses protected from wind and sun by the trees. We are almost
afraid to put it in the water!
Thank you for your meticulous re-construction and beautiful carpentry and
painting. We will treasure the canoe and we promise to look after it.
We also enjoyed the booklet you put together. It is an interesting and
useful record of what you did and the canoe. Future generations at the
cottage will be able to refer to it.
Thanks again, Doug
Dear Mr. Farr:
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide explicit instructions on
how to re-paint my canoe. I showed everyone your letter and they all admired
The canoe is safely stowed in the rafters in the cabin and I'll have my work cut
out for me when we come back next summer.
Thank you again for writing.
Im not sure weve communicated directly before this, but I am now (along with Will Greenley and my sister, Denise Allen-Macartney) very , very proud and happy co-owner of the beautiful 18 Chestnut Voyager that you so lovingly and expertly restored. I saw it today for the first time and I am truly thrilled.
I know Will told
you some of its history, but probably couldnt convey how
important it is to my family. Our father died last August at 80.
He came to
I really hope one day to thank you in person for all youve done, and for having done it so very well.
I do have one request could you please reprint the title page of the book that documents its renovation so that it is called Will, Tom and Denises Canoe? You could just alter the title page and e-mail me a pdf to print. Id like to be able to show the booklet to my mom, and, others and it would be nice for it to have our familys names on it, too.