Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing
Kayak rental, sales and river trips for the Inland Waterway lakes and rivers of Cheboygan County in Northern Michigan. Arts and Adventure Paddlesports at BrassWind Landing in Indian River, Michigan features Native Watercraft kayaks, Liquid Logic kayaks, Old Town Loon kayaks and paddles from Bending Branches and Aquabound, Stand Up Paddleboard from Bounce SUP. Custom wood boats from BrassWind BoatWorks, sprayskirts and accessories from Seals and more.
We also have a gift shop that features fine art, unique gifts including hand craft boomerngs and wood boats built by Richard Lincoln, with art from artist Sheree Lincoln.
About Richard Lincoln
Richard is a Wood Boat Builder who primarily builds custom Chesapeake Bay Light Craft (CLC) designed boats. Richard, or Lincoln as he known, apprenticed with well know Wood Boat Builder Tim Fox of C Fox Wood Boats, in Kent City Michigan for a number of years, before branching out on his own to open BrassWind BoatWorks as part of the BrassWind Landing in Indian River. Lincoln worked most of his life as a Food Scientist. He has a degree in Biology from Grand Valley University. He has been an avid sailor for many years and took up Kayaking more seriously after his retirement from Yoplait General Mills in Reed City, Michigan in 2006. Prior to that he worked at Gerber Products in Fremont, Michigan for 16 years in product and flavor development as well as assisted in some corporate training and educational presentations. He later substitute taught biology in the local West Michigan schools.
Lincoln has taught the Fermentation and Chemistry of Wine Making at the Petoskey Community College. Starting in 2014 he will be offering private and small group wood boat making workshops where you can build your own kayak. Favorite wood boats to build from CLC plans are the Millcreek 13 and the Wood Duck. Currently Lincoln is the distributor for Michigan for SludgeHammer, an innovative septic system remediation solution. He does site evaluations, sets up dealership and does consulting work on an environmentally way of saving septic systems through his company Innovative Septic Solutions (ISS). Learn more on the ISS website at www.innovativesepticsolutions.com.
About Sheree Lincoln
Sheree Lincoln grew up sailing and also loves paddle boardig. She is currently a PaddleFit Pro Certified Coach and World Paddle Association (WPA) Level II Instructor Trainer. She races paddle boards and has been paddling since 2011. She is also an artist who paints in fluid acrylic and runs her own Web & Graphic Design Company building Websites for Small Businesses. Sheree paints primarily animals, horses, dogs and other pets in a contemporary and colorful style using quick brush strokes. Sheree has participated in ArtPrize twice. She has been involved in the Visual Arts since she attended New York School of Interior Design in New York City after High School. In 2004 Sheree went back to college for Web Design in order to get back to her creative roots. In 2005 she opened her own web consulting company, BrassWind Designs. To learn more visit her web site at www.brasswindweb.com. In 2018 a Florida location and a travel adventure company was opened to extend the paddling season.