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Summer Raffle

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Support Land Conservation in Rensselaer County!

Congratulations to our winner,
Kelly Gross!
A huge thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets - we raised $4,515 for conservation in just 4 weeks!


This beautiful, hand restored Mansfield Canoe could be yours! Made by the Vermont based Stowe Canoe Co. in 1974, this classic 13' canoe is designed for ponds and small lakes and comes with the original wood paddles.


  • 2 Original Cane-Style Seats

  • Original Cherry Ribs

  • Original Ash Keel, Thwarts, Trim and Gunnels

  • New, Handmade Decks on Each End, in a Canoe Motif

  • Comes with 2 Original Wood Paddles PLUS 1 Additional New Cabela's Paddle

  • BONUS: Comes with a Detachable, Height Adjustable Mercury Thruster Motor!


An Incredible Value

A brand new canoe similar to this Mansfield Canoe costs around $4,000. The estimated value of this Hand Restored Canoe, plus the accessories, is $1,200!


  • Can be steered by one or two people

  • Weighs Approximately 45 lbs.

  • 13' long and 36" wide

  • Made for Fly Fishing with a wide, sturdy hull


Ends on
June 21!

About the Restoration

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Vice President Fred DeMay came across this Mansfield Canoe several years ago and knew he had discovered a hidden gem.


Although a little rough around the edges, he recognized the original Ash and Cherry could be good as new with a little elbow grease.


As both a Fly Fisherman and a woodworker he had the skills and the space to restore this vintage beauty!

A Huge Thank You To Fred for this Generous Donation!

All proceeds from this raffle will go towards land conservation and stewardship in Rensselaer County!

Raffle Details

This Raffle will run from May 25 - June 21 2023. 

Tickets are sold online only.

The Raffle will close at midnight on June 21.

A winning ticket will be randomly selected shortly after the raffle closes and the winner will be contacted by RPA Staff.

Information for the Winner

The winner will be put in contact with Fred DeMay to arrange pickup. You must be able to transport the canoe from its storage location on the Plateau. Trailer and transportation materials are not included.



Thank you for being a part of Conservation in Rensselaer County.

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