Help support the WCHA Forums by making a tax-deductible donation!

Probable serial number for unknown brand canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Ron Berry, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Ron Berry

    Ron Berry Curious about Wooden Canoes

    A contact has found a number 'BR 505' on the stem of a canoe of unknown heritage. Does this coding tell you what the brand is?
    Thanks, Ron Berry, Potsdam NY
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    This doesn't tell much so the canoe will probably need to be identified from other characteristics. The picture of the stem on Facebook appears to have hand written numbers so it may not be from a large manufacturer. Sorry,

  3. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    I will be in Pdam this weekend. I'm staying in Hannawa.
    I could take a look at the canoe and possibly help you ID it. Please check your PM's.
  4. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Ron, thanks for the follow-up. I thought the canoe was located in the area.
    Based upon the scant detail in the FB post and the likelhood that this is/was built by a low volume shop it might be hard to ID unless someone just happens to recogize the particular builders style and in that case, as noted by Benson, more details are neccesary to make a call.

Share This Page