ABOUT HALCYON CANOE
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Adjective. Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
Noun. 1. A kingfisher with brightly colored plumage.
2. A mythical bird said by ancient Greek writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.
Who We Are
Halcyon Canoe is the culmination of a years-long dream of owner Annie Harris. Annie grew up on the coast of Maine, messing about in boats from an early age. She developed a particular interest in canoes after her first trip paddling the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine as a teenager. After graduating from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, she spent a decade working in the homebuilding trades while spending her spare time enjoying the outdoors, paddling and canoe camping.
Looking to combine her building skills with her love of boats, Annie returned to school to attend the Wooden Boatbuilding and Restoration Program at IYRS in Newport, RI, graduating in 2016. To further specialize her skillset toward wood canvas canoes, she went on to apprentice with several talented canoe builders in the northeast, before opening her own shop in 2020.
Annie is an active member of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, and currently serves on their board of directors.
With Halcyon Canoe, Annie is delighted to be able to offer canoe restoration services to the Monadnock region and beyond.
Where We Are
Our workshop is located in the scenic town of Marlborough in the shadow of Mount Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire. We are a 30 minute drive from I-91 and easily accessible from points throughout New England.
Shop visits are welcome by appointment.