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A promise is a promise

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Dave Wermuth, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    I promised Kathy I'd post a photo of a canoe that is very close to dust. Well I finally was in the neighborhood where this canoe is on it's final journey.
     

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  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Very Cool

    Thanks, Dave...The old canoe is sheer poetry!

    I plan to print off pictures to use the next time we do a WCHA canoe display at a sporting show. I like pointing out to people that a wooden boat is "green", even if it's red or orange: you can restore them over and over, or let them go into the ground.
     
  3. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Doesn't look that bad. Some one should acquire it before it's to late.
     
  4. OP
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    well--

    It is just sitting at the edge of the road. Other than canvas, paint, varnish, planking, ribs, thwarts, gunnells, and decks it's in pretty good shape.

    I am of the thought to let the earth have it back.

    did someone mention poetry?

    there are flowers in the canoe that I go by every day
    Sometimes i stop to pick some and then go on my way
    and should my day be foul or even it it's fair
    i can gaze upon the flowers and know the canoe is still there.

    Dave - ism
     
  5. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Brilliant!
     
  6. Splinter

    Splinter Wood Girl #1186

    Not a total loss

    It actually looks in better shape than 2 I already restored and one that is yet to be restored. But, I'd hate to disrupt a garden. Anyone see what kind it was?
     
  7. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Looks Canadian... Dave could maybe list it on eBay as a *rare* Vintage Cedar Canoe, Possibly Peterborough or Chestnut--- and he'd be more correct than some on there... especially the "rare" part.
     
  8. OP
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    My guess

    My guess is that it is Canadian canoe company. It looked Canandian to me. was not able to chek the stems for numbers. :-]
    some of the canvas is there and one deck is original.
     
  9. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    The babiche seats mounted high, close to the stern and the inwale caps indicate that it is a Quebec Huron style canoe although most had thick,heart shaped decks. Don't bother digging to find numbers, they didn't have any.
     

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