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E. M. White catalogs?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Small Craft' started by normsims, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. normsims

    normsims Morris canoe fan

    Does anyone know of a source for E.M. White catalogs for boats other than canoes? I have the catalogs for his canoes, but White built a lot of other boats including skiffs. Any sources?

    Norm
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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  3. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

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    normsims

    normsims Morris canoe fan

    Do the catalogs list a Sebago skiff?

    Norm
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I don't recall ever seeing a Sebago skiff mentioned in any White catalog but that collection has five catalogs from the Sebago Boat and Canoe Company which offered a variety of small boats. One of the early boats from this company is shown at http://www.mainememory.net/artifact/18171/ in the Sebago Historical Society collection.

    Benson
     
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    normsims

    normsims Morris canoe fan

    Sebago Skiff

    Benson turned out to be exactly correct, as usual. The boat is a 16-foot smooth lapstrake Sebago skiff built in East Sebago, Maine, by Curtis Sanborn and Carlton Martin somewhere between 1890 and 1920. It's related to a lot of Northeastern skiffs generally named after bodies of water such as the St. Lawrence skiff, Chesapeake Bay skiff, Lake George skiff, Rangeley Lake skiff, and also to the double-end canoes made by Old Town and White. Sebago is a big lake in Maine.

    Kevin Martin restored the skiff--it didn't need much work--and last weekend I launched it on the Connecticut River. It's a lovely boat on the water, stable, and takes waves well. I'll attach a picture of how it looked before Kevin worked on it, and a couple shots from its first day back on the water.

    Norm
     

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  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Very nice! I love boats like these...

    Dan
     

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