Feather Canoes offers Wee Lassie Plans and Patterns for build-it-yourself Classic Cedar Strip Solo Canoes as designed by Master Woodworker Henry A. "Mac" McCarthy, author of Woodenboat's "Featherweight Boatbuilding".
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About Feather Canoes


Feather Canoes is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Henry A. “Mac” McCarthy, and his passion for teaching others how to build their own Cedar Strip canoe. We no longer have a public shop, but we are still building canoes in our garages, as anyone might who is building a Wee Lassie for the first time.


We offer full-size patterns on white bond for Mac’s Canoes: the Wee Lassie, Wee Lassie 2, The Big Mac, and the Sairy Gamp.  All patterns are reproductions of Mac’s original hand drawings, and have been used to build hundreds of canoes. We also offer Mac’s book “Featherweight Boatbuilding” published by Woodenboat, a how-to guide on building a Wee Lassie canoe using the cedar strip method.


We hope you enjoy exploring our website.