Portland, the Landing on the Rideau
I have recently purchased and completely restored a Dowsett canoe that was built by the Dowsett Boat Company in the mid-1930’s in Portland.
I am looking for any information about this boat company and the Dowsett family. I am most especially interested to know if the company’s ledger books listing orders has survived. The boat was originally bought by William Stuart Kirkland and sold to me by his granddaughter Sue McEwen.
I might also be willing to loan the canoe for your museum.