City of Pembroke, Ontario

Pointer Boat

Pointer Boat - John Wright
Designer: Unknown

When Built: 1960's

Dimensions:
Length: 32 Feet (9.8 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Steel

Location:
Gateway to the Kiwanis Waterfront Trails

Reason for Building:

Commemorates the contribution of Jack Cockburn, founder of Cockburn Boat Works, to the lumbering industry in the Upper Ottawa Valley.

Additional Information:

These boats were designed by John Cockburn in the 1850s and were built exclusively in Pembroke by three generations of his family. They were used extensively in the Lumber Industry and development of rivers and ports throughout Canada. Its been said these boats would float on a heavy dew.

Information Sources: John Wright

Pictures Sources: John Wright

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Created By DMY on November 5, 2000
Last Updated: August 31, 2001