RUTH was built in 1909 by the Borneman Boat Company at Gull Lake in
Gravenhurst ON, making her one of the earliest Muskoka boats around today.
The Bornemans built only a few launches, sticking mostly to their skill set of
constructing canoes and rowboats (we know of only one other Borneman boat in
existence). She has been used regularly by her current owner in Muskoka since
1977. RUTH is 26 feet long, features beautiful mahogany decks and sides and
received a new bottom and ribs 10 years ago. She is powered by a very reliable
100 hp Kermath 6 cylinder engine with a 12 volt battery system. She’s truly one
of a kind.