PRAM Silent Auction


Auction dates: Oct. 1 – 31st, 2015

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Traditional Norse Pram for Auction

Winning bid is $2,600 by B.T. 

This one of a kind custom 12’ 7” traditionally hand-built wooden lapstrake boat combines elements of both the Arendals and the Holmsbu prams. This inshore craft makes an excellent rowboat at the lake and is often referred to as the “water wheelbarrow” of the fjords of Norway. This pram was built using old world, simple and honest construction techniques. The materials used included white oak (ribs), white pine (frame), basswood (oars), copper nails and rivets. In the traditional fashion, the boat was finished with pine tar, linseed oil and turpentine.

Back in August of 1999, Dan Canton and Franz Allbert Richter signed up for a boat building class in Grand Maris, MN at the North House Folk School taught by Bob Elliot. Upon returning home, the men were joined by Jon Roisen and Gene Tokheim and together built a series of four prams in the early 2000’s.

The Pram has only been used a half dozen times. The Pram comes with the trailer it is currently sitting on.

Starting bid: $2,500

The winning bid will be announced on Monday, November 2, 2015, and the winning bidder will have until noon on Monday, November 9th to produce payment in full. In the event that payment is not received, the next highest bidder will be contacted and given 5 business days to produce payment.

Payment may be made in the form of cash, cashier’s check, Master Card or Visa.

This Norse Pram was donated by Joseph Amato with the expressed intent that it be sold to raise money for CURE programs.

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