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\ 'hal - see - uhn \

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.

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Who We Are

Halcyon Canoe is the culmination of a years-long dream of owner Annie Harris. After many years spent working in the homebuilding trades, Annie longed to move beyond right angles and production work. The elegant simplicity of form; the combination of craftsmanship and artistry; the small, individual scale of the work; the natural materials required –– and, of course, a love of paddling, made working on canoes her dream job. 

She enrolled in the Wooden Boat Building and Restoration program at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island. During her two years there she restored a wooden Beetlecat sailboat and built a traditional Whitehall-style lapstrake rowboat, and studied under master boatbuilder Warren Barker. As a side project, she built her first canoe under the tutelage of Jerry Stelmok of Island Falls Canoe. 

Following her graduation from IYRS, Annie worked with other canoe builders and woodworkers, including an internship with Pam Wedd of Bearwood Canoe in Ontario. She 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.

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Where We Are

Halcyon Canoe 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.

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