First Name: Bill Last Name: Jabin City: Napa State: California Country: USA E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I just received my canoe that was slightly delayed due to an abundance of orders. I now can see why. These canoes are by far some of the best quality models I have ever seen. I have a summer home near Lake Tahoe CA and this canoe will be perfect for my home decor. Ralph's work is incredible and the canoes are of the highest quality. It was worth the wait!! Please leave feedback: Thanks Ralph!!
Last Name: Steinmetz City: Van Buren State: Ar. Country: USA E-mail Address: Steinmetz92@msn.com Comments: Ralph/Kelly, Thanks so much for building my 5' Old Town salesman sample. I love it and have it displayed in my loft, the 'canoe room'. It's beautiful. It was a wonderful Christmas present to myself. Thank you again! Please leave feedback: Absolutely a beautiful piece of American craftmanship.
I just received mine yesterday and the detail is unbelievable. I don't use the word
masterpiece lightly but in this case it fits.
It far exceeded my expectations. This commentary was in no way solicited.
Buy with confidence. They're gorgeous! Thanks
Hello it Gary. This really is a piece of art, the gradual curves so smooth and flowing on both axis's compounding angles into a moderate rocker shape. All the individual ribs, each bent slightly different from the next. Details like the center thwart and seats and caning. I love the cherry on the inwale and deck. and the brass stems. The time it does take to do all the brass nails through out the entire canoe. And thanks for the hand carved paddles, I did not pay you for them. Thanks again you do have areal gift in your hands. Very appreciated. Gary
We absolutely love our 4' canoe... It fits perfectly on our shelf.
The detail work is so precise and we are very proud to have it. Thanks
Please leave feedback: we just love it...
"I was looking for an antique wooden canoe, to hang up high, on a huge wall in my home. I found some while looking online, alright, but they were thousands of dollars. Then I stumbled upon Little Bear Canoe Company. I thought, you are kidding me, someone makes small, wooden canoes that look like the real thing? For a fraction of the cost, I might add. I looked at the website, asked Ralph a few questions, and I was sold.
I knew my canoe was on the way, but I wasn't really sure exactly what it would look like. A canoe, of course, but when it arrived and I took it out of the box-which came all the way from Maine to New Mexico unscathed-I was like a small child on Christmas morning. I had a huge grin on my face. It was absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail was over the top. The wood grain, the finish, the little caned seats. It was perfect! Just knowing it was hand made right here in the U.S. made it all the better. Ralph's canoes are real treasures, indeed."
Ralph truly has an exceptional talent. His attention to detail & quality really mark his craft! With so few products being "made in America" it's awesome to see true American talent shine at it's best. A very passionate soul! Thanks, Jeff Shields
Dear Ralph and Kelly,
I am the very proud owner of two Little Bear canoes, a five footer, and a four footer. The craftsmanship is superior, and they make stunning display pieces. Craftsmanship of this quality is hard to find. Ralph and Kelly were pleasant and helped with the special details of my canoes. These canoes will be heirlooms I can hand down to my children.
WOW! I had hopes that my 4ft display canoe would look cool, but I was
blown away when I took it out of the box today. The whole family gathered around
and we all were in awe! This is clearly a piece of artwork like I have never
seen before. The attention to detail is incredible. I'm letting all my outdoors
friends know. If you purchase one of these you will not be sorry! I plan on
hanging it on the wall for everyone to see. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!!