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14ft "chesnut" ID help

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Thatsapaddlin, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. Thatsapaddlin

    Thatsapaddlin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hello friends!

    I've recently come into the possession of a 14ft Wood Canvass canoe. I'm told it's a chestnut, but I dont actually know or believe it. It is 14ft in length, about 30" beam with 12ish" depth. I have attached a couple photos, any thoughts on what it might be?!

    Many thanks for your assistance. I am thinking about either fixing it or getting it fixed up. It cost me nuthin'

    Located in Fredericton if that helps at all!
     

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    Thatsapaddlin

    Thatsapaddlin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    After doing a little digging, is it possible this is a mermaid or playmate or maybe fox?

    Unsure of vintage or how to tell!
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Thatsapaddlin

    Thatsapaddlin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson!

    I matched the measurements to the models listed above, I believe!

    All the best!
     
  5. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Looks good for a Chestnut Fox. Every one I've seen or owned was much closer to the 30" beam that yours has rather than the 32" listed in the catalog.

    Nice little canoes.
     

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