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Rebirth of the Dragonfly Canoe ID Guide

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Dan Miller, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Between pandemic and the recent heat wave, I've taken the opportunity to work on my ID guide, which I think is now on its third or fourth iteration.

    In addition to the current content on my dragonflycanoe website, I've restored much of the information from previous versions of the id guide.

    In fact, I'm adding enough new stuff that it now warrants it's own domain and a new name. I invite you to visit the new, digital Wooden Canoe Museum at

  2. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    Brilliant Dan!
    Just time for a quick scroll through but all the good stuff from dragonfly is there plus lots more .
    Thank you so much for doing this for the rest of us.

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  3. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    That is truly exciting. That should be recognized as a major contribution to the hobby. Thank you.
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  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I donated some Canadian dollars to the effort (the number looks bigger).

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  5. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    The site seems to have sucked USD from my card. My wife has already asked me "what did you buy now?"
    Dan may be on to something. Imagine, a covid fueled website loaded with all kinds of great and useful information about canoes. Sweet!
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  6. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy

    Great job! Thanks Dan!
  7. mccloud

    mccloud "Tiger Rag" back on the tidal Potomac

    Good work, Dan. It's a rare month that passes when I have not visited your pages to solve some mystery. Thanks. TM...
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    Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Another quick thanks to all who have provided support (I believe I have thanked you all personally). Just a quick note to let you all know that if you haven't checked in recently, I've been adding content on a daily basis. And with the addition of a large-format scanner to the arsenal, a lot of otherwise hard-to-scan materials should be making their way into the museum over time.
    Shari Gnolek, MGC, Norm Hein and 2 others like this.
  9. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Awesome work, Dan!
  10. samb

    samb LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I've just been looking at the Peterborough catalogue #38. The photo on page 10. It is the same boat I'm working on at present!
    They've credited the owner as being 'Lord Beresford'. He was just plain Jack in reality - but who wouldn't want a boat the same as a Lord owns?
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    Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Well, how cool is that ?! :cool:

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