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Help identfy this canoe?

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by jmhaley101, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. jmhaley101

    jmhaley101 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    What is she? 20' 43" on the beam.....any help would be helpful. I've been researching with no luck.

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  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Looks like an E. M. White (or White Canoe Company) canoe to me. It'd be a Guide model.
  3. OP

    jmhaley101 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Dan Miller, I agree, but the deck, serial number , and beam don't see to match up with any E.M. White 20'.
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I agree with Dan that it certainly looks like a White. Their Guide models frequently had decks like this. The White serial number formats changed often and mistakes happened. The beam of a 20 foot long Guide model on a price list from the early 1950s was 40 inches but variations were common. Does the bow deck have an oval shadow and two nail holes from a missing tag? Is the planking beveled? These stem bands and the metal trim on the decks are not commonly found on canoes from any other builders.

  5. OP

    jmhaley101 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Benson, Dan, thanks for your time. I believe your correct. she is beveled, there is no shadow. I'm thinking she a have been restored at one time and he shadow may have been sanded out. She certainly has White lines. The canoe was left for me from an old friend that had recently passed. Than you again for your expertise.

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