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Refinishing ‘old girl’ a labour of love

Refinishing a canvas cedar canoe that’s 50 or 60 years old is taking a lot of time and effort but for Eric Fagerdahl, it’s a labour of love.

“It’s like you get under a spell,” reflected the owner of Rainy Lake Boatworks here, describing why he’s refurbishing the old canoe. “It’s like she’s speaking out to you, saying, ‘Revive me.’”

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