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Merrimack Canoe Company

Since 1954 Merrimack has built canoes with more quality, style and detail than any other canoe on the market. You'll sense this in the beauty of the canoes and you'll feel it on the water. It's easy to see why Merrimack continues to be the choice of discerning canoeists everywhere. 

Today, Merrimack builds canoes much the same way L.H. Beach built them when he started Merrimack Canoe Company over 60 years ago: by hand, one at a time. To be sure, they take full advantage of contemporary material technologies. Their fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber hulls are stronger and lighter than ever. Although some things will never change, like cherry ribs and hand-strung seats. Each and every Merrimack canoe is built by hand, from the ground up, by a skilled team in Merrimack traditions and L.H. Beach's way.  Each Merrimack canoe is individually numbered, then signed by the craftsmen who built it. Upon completion, a die-struck brass medallion is embedded into the bow of every Merrimack, your assurance of its heritage as a genuine Merrimack Canoe.