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Two Peterboroug strip canoes

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by JClearwater, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    I picked up two Peterborough style canoes the other day. Both need work. Maybe someone can identify them for me. Unfortunately there is no name plate or serial numbers. Here are the stats.
    Peterborough #1
    Longitudinal strip construction with ribs 5/8” wide on 2” centers.
    15’10” length overall, 30.5” wide, 12” depth, thwarts are Oak and hollowed out on the bottom to reduce weight I presume. Oak outwales 1.25” wide. Decks 24”, good only for a pattern. It came with an unusual floor rack, 6’1” long, 12” wide with crossbars set up to nest on the ribs and keep it in place. Also came with a lateen sail rig, no leeboard or bracket.

    Peterborough #2
    Longitudinal strip construction with ribs 5/8” wide on 2” centers, 16’3” length overall, 35” wide more or less, 12” depth, no thwarts, no outwales. No decks but it appears they were 24” long at least. Came with a bundle of half round rib stock.

    Attached are pictures of #1. I’ll attach pictures of #2 in next post.

    I don’t really need either one of these canoes so I will offer them to another WCHA member for a good price.

    Thanks,
    Jim C.
     

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    JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Second Peterborough pictures:

    Here you are.
     

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  3. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    HI Jim C.

    Your #1 I'll bet is a Peterborough 1430 which was built on the Wm English Model 20 racing canoe mold. My English 20 and Peterborough 1430 have hollow out thwarts. I noticed the V bottom in your first picture.

    The pictures are of my 1430 raced by Gene Jensen & Tom Estes in their first Aquatennial win in 1948.

    That's a canoe many will want to have.

    Paul
     

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  4. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Paul,
    You ended up with this canoe? (Maybe I heard that and forgot.)
    Dan
    (how would you like the mate to it? (tongue-in-cheek) )

     
  5. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    I've been called a Canoe Hoarder and have been in recovery for about a year. I'm working my way back down from 60.

    I do get tempted!
     
  6. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Ya me too, not as many as you but plenty, I'm down to something in the 15 range now, 4 more to go.

    The mate is a early 50's White 18.5 Guide that Jene Jenson had. I got it from Ketter after Peter got the Peterborough.


    Dan
     

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