Jane Palmisano from San Antonio (TX) is the lucky winner of the 2018 WCHM canoe raffle. Her winning ticket, which she purchased while on a visit to the museum this past summer, was drawn by WCHM Board member Lynn Herman during a ceremony at the museum on Sunday September 30th at 3:00 PM.
It was the last regular season open day for the museum, and the ceremony was held during a small party celebrating the conclusion of the season as well as the arrival of a new canoe donated to the museum. Former WCHM President Mike Johnson presented the museum with a donation of a restored 1947 16 foot Muller canoe (#24773). The Muller Boatworks has been making boats in Minnesota since 1872. The same family still owns and operates Taylors Falls Canoe & Kayak Rental to this day.
Jane now has her choice of one of two canoes or $1,000 cash. The first canoe is a 15 foot cedar canvas tandem canoe built in the WCHM shop in 2017 on a MacKenzie-Yost MyPal form. The second canoe is a solo rigged 14 foot cedar canvas canoe built on a form designed by Jerry Karbon. Jane plans to visit the museum soon to make her choice and expects to depart with one of the two canoes in tow.