In a small,
traditional New England town in north-central
Massachusetts, just a ten minute drive from the
northern tip of the vast Quabbin reservoir, is the
workshop of Kenneth Mildren. For the past decade, a
steady stream of hand-made wooden boats have been
produced from this shop. While Kenneth has made a
wide variety of boats, from sailing and rowing
skiffs to dinghies to wood-strip canoes, recently
he has been concentrating on building different
styles of kayaks. The Cape
kayak to the
left is one of his two most recently completed
projects and was built with the assistance of
Kenneth's nephew, Dan Stimson, a Wildlife and
Fisheries Conservation major at the University of
Massachusetts in Amherst.
Kenneth and Dan can
often be found paddling many of the scenic bodies
of water that decorate New England's landscape.
They are currently working on completing some
kayaks of a similar but smaller style.
So, if you're
interested in kayaks, woodworking, New England, or
just the Great Outdoors, please enjoy paddling
Ken's Kayak Page.