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Serial # Search?

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Gary, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. Gary

    Gary Canoe Grampa

    Hi Benson does this number mean anything in our records written as shown 1434 2915? Its stamped on the bow stem of a UFO I purchased 5 years ago and am just getting around to looking at it now. It had been fiber glassed arghhhhh which I've removed and today found this number as I was stripping the interior varnish/red paint again arghhhh!
    If not I'll post pictures and more info to see if anyone can help identify it?
    Thanks, Gary
  2. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Sounds like a Peterborough number. Photos would be a big help in identifying.
  3. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    1434 is the Peterborough model number of the Champlain (pleasure) model offered 1941-1943.
  4. OP

    Gary Canoe Grampa

    Thank you Mike and Dan, your bang on. I looked up the Peterborough Champlain "high end" model and that is this canoe. The stem profile, the positioning of the thwarts, the caned seats and the decks match this canoe. Thank you for your insight, fun to know what I'm restoring and its age. As I proceed I'll post some updates in the Wood and Canvas section.

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