Winter in the Maine boat shop
Benjamin Mendlowitz photos
Like the forest trees that traditionally provided wood for skiffs, workboats and yachts, Maine's boat shops respond to the seasons.
Call it the yin and the yang of canvas. Although rooftops of buildings have been used for solar power for decades, boats - especially sailboats - have been difficult to adapt.
Campion Marine has been building boats for more than 36 years. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based company produces more than 37 models that range from 16 to 30 feet - approximately 1,000 boats a year, including those that it builds for other companies, such as electric-boat builder Infinyte Marine, which is also based in Kelowna.
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