The Canoe Restoration Team continues to make progress toward the restoration of Camp Sweyolakan's canvas-covered wooden canoes. To date, four small canoes (Echo, Kanxi, Kuktu and Tyee) and two war canoes (Keladi, Kiwanis) have been fully restored and returned to the fleet. The Wohsumee and the Frel are expected to return from restoration in Canada in the fall. The Wanagi is almost ready to return. The Phantom and Patki have been stripped and are ready for work next summer. The Wacatawani will leave camp for the winter to be restored by members of the team.
This fall, we wanted to offer a special gift for new donations that will allow us to continue our work on the canoes and the canoe program. For a limited time, each donation of $35 or more will be rewarded with a special edition Phantom ink pen. The Canoe Restoration Team has commissioned the manufacture of wood-turned pens - made from the keel of the Phantom war canoe.
We deeply appreciate the many donors who have "adopted" a canoe. this project would not be possible without your tremendous support. Donation from this special offer will be used to supplement the funds for restoration costs when they exceed the adoption donation. These special donations go directly to the canoe restoration fund.
The new $35 donation "buys" a pen. Of this amount, $16 will be used to pay for the product development and shipping the pen to you. The remainder of your donation is considered a tax deductible donation.
So, make a donation by clicking on the link below and you will receive the special Phantom Canoe Pen. The Canoe Restoration Team thanks you for your continuing support of this project.
If this donation effort is successful, we plan to open pre-ordering for a limited number of pens. Watch this site on November 1st for ordering pens from other restored canoes.