Building canoes under the company "Stewart River Boatworks" since 1979, Alex Comb now has 10 models available for purchase under his belt. Alex builds classic designs from Chestnut and E.M. White, but also made his own solo canoes that keep with the "traditional" style of yester-year. Now based out of Knife River, Minnesota Alex makes the Canoes, but also sell parts and supplies to make your own. He offers plans and well as fantastic merchandise. I stumbled across his really sharp looking waxed canvas kneeling pads and, canvas portage pads. While I normally do not advocate items I haven't actually tried, I have a set of Portage pads I have made, and they look almost Identical to these beauts. I have used mine for about 6 years now, and I can say that the 6km Dickson / Bonfield Portage in Algonquin Park could have been more difficult if I didn't have these pads. It's really nice to seem some non-nylon Canoe pads for a change, giving you something that blends in with your Woods No. 200 pack.
Stewart River Boatworks.