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Two Challenges... Can You Help With Id Info???

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by Roger Young, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Here are two challenges to test your canoe/boat manufacturer historical knowledge and possibly help identify or add to current thinking about these two models:

    The first two photos relate to a 60" boat model which has recently come into the possession of a friend. he has asked for help in learning more about it. I haven't been able, so far, to add a great deal, so am turning to WCHA colleagues who wish to input. To me, the photos suggest this is possibly a display sample of a life boat. It was obviously meant to be a utilitarian vessel for the transport of numerous passengers; it has several rowing stations. The deck tag suggests that it was "Built by: S. Doueys, Toronto 1870". The Olde English style script is rather difficult to discern exactly - the name might be something else, possibly "Loney"? Any thoughts???

    The other two photos are of a 48" cedar-canvas factory display sample about to join the collection of the Canadian Canoe Museum. This lovely old piece turned up out of the blue recently, previously unknown. Owner family history is connected to the Peterborough Canoe Co., and possibly Canadian Canoe Co. Certainly, it exhibits characteristics of Lakefield/Peterborough area style and construction. Likely dates to ca. 1920's, possibly 1930's. We're searching around for any input you care to offer. The only other two reliably known Peterborough factory samples are 36" in length, and wide-board/batten style. Reputedly, there is a 6' PCC sample out there in private hands, and the Museum does have an old 6' building form from PCC. There are no photos or records of any 48" length PCC samples, and no samples of any size by Canadian canoe Co. are yet known.

    Thought my fellow WCHA model fanciers might enjoy seeing these two recent 'unicorns'. Your input is most welcome.
     

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    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    here are a few more photos of the recently discovered wood-canvas display sample canoe, likely made by Peterborough Canoe Co., 1920's/'30's. Only one of its kind so far known. Your comments are most welcome, including other suggestions as to maker.
     

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