Founded in 1959 in Stow, Massachusetts, USA and still Made in America by a dedicated team of professionals

ISO compliant precision manufacturing

High quality handcrafted canoes and kayaks using the highest quality advanced lightweight composite materials

Experienced team of talented boat designers and builders focused on 100% customer satisfaction

Local and national recognition for performance and quality

Countless happy customers around the world



Marc is a Maine native and is referred to, by those closest to him, as “the genuine article”. His passion for paddling knows no bounds. He has developed an ardent love of education in the outdoors through 25 formative years of leading wilderness expeditions as well as teaching and coaching alpine ski racing. For 10 years he taught environmental education and lead expeditions for the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine. In 1997 he formed Compass Rose Expeditions to lead personal clients around the world. He has led expeditions in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, Southern Chile, The Great Lakes, and of course, the Coast of Maine. Marc’s focus is       leading production at Lincoln's advanced manufacturing center, supporting new product development efforts and managing sales.


RUSTY HORNING | Production Manager

Rusty joined Lincoln in early 2012.  Since joining Lincoln, Rusty has excelled at all phases of boat production from construction to finishing.  In addition to producing the highest quality hand crafted American made canoes and kayaks, Rusty enjoys meeting and learning about their soon-to-be owners. He also loves making the most of Maine's outdoor playgrounds. Whether he's fishing for stripers from his Lincoln Big Diamond or trekking through Maine's backwoods, he's an explorer through and through.


NICK DYSLIN | Outdoor Industry Consultant


Nick is an avid paddler with a deep passion for the sport. Nick is well admired in the outdoor industry for his very successful career as a rep for brands like Kokatat, Lendal, Necky and Swix. He has been instrumental in helping Lincoln open doors as we build our brand and take it to new levels. He is one-of-a-kind and a tremendous asset to our team.  He and his wife Lisa live in upstate New York where they paddle their Eggemoggin, Seguin and Chebeague as often as possible. When they're not paddling they're linking turns over at Whiteface.

SCOTT LEIGHTON | Graphic Designer and Illustrator


Scott can best be described as a father, husband, outdoor enthusiast and adventure traveler. As a Maine native, Scott feels fortunate to have been born and raised in such a truly special place. Beyond his passion for paddling, Scott is also a Board Certified Medical illustrator holding a position with the New England Journal of Medicine as well as founder and principal of Medicus Media, a biomedical illustration studio. When not immersed in exploring coastlines and landscapes from a boat, Scott can be found spending time and being active with his wife and three daughters at their home in Eliot, Maine.