St Lawrence County Historical Association

Rushton Canoe Exhibit

Rushton Testing a Canoe

Rigging a sail at the Rushton Boat Shop. At the top of the mast is Will Kip; seated below him is John Jackson – both Rushton workmen. The gentlemen standing at the right are Ellsworths, no doubt related to Canton businessman Joseph Ellsworth, who was an early influence in Rushton’s boat building career.