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Jerry Stelmok

Atkinson, ME
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jerry Stelmok
Jerry, a Maine native, grew up with wood-canvas canoes and has been building them since the 1970s at his shop, Island Falls Canoe (http://www.islandfallscanoe.com/). He has taught canoe building there and at a variety of boat schools from Brooklin, Maine, to Seattle, Washington. He is well known as the author of three definitive books on wood-canvas canoes and their builders. Most recently, Jerry wrote a book celebrating the skills of the late Joe Seliga, native of Ely, Minnesota and dean of North American canoe builders.