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Peterborough Serial

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Rice Cake, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Rice Cake

    Rice Cake Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hope this is the right area for this request. Thanks for all the help, thus far.

    This is for a Peterborough Lakequeen...
    the name plate reads: 16 Foot, VAR Cedar (Model#), and 6038 (Serial#).

    Thanks, in adv.

    P.S. Looking for a date, if possible.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2004
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I don't know of any existing serial number records for the Peterborough Canoe Company so there may not be much additional information available.

  3. Rob von Bitter

    Rob von Bitter Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    date of canoe

    Rice Cake,

    I was speaking to Jeremy Ward of the Canadian Canoe Museum a few weeks ago at the Toronto Woodworking Show and I think he mentioned that after 1939 the Peterborough Canoe Co. switched their serial numbers from being 3 digits to 4 digits. Unfortunately, this date doesn't provide much more information than what Dan Miller provided you in the Research and History section of the website (re: Lakequeens being made after 1938).

    Heirloom Canoes
  4. Dick Persson

    Dick Persson Canoe builder & restorer


    I think you missunderstod what Jeremy Ward said.
    The serial number records of Peterborough Canoe Co was either lost or destroyed when the company closed.

    However, around 1939 Peterborough Canoe Co changed their Model Numbers from two and three digits to four digits.

    Before 1939 a typical Peterborough Canoe Co number consisted of a two or three digit model number followed by a serial number. After 1939 it consisted of a four digit model number followed by a serial number

    Dick Persson
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2004
  5. Rob von Bitter

    Rob von Bitter Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes


    Thanks very much. I knew it was something like that.


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