canoe

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    Old Town 45745 18

    I have to apologize, 35+ years ago when we lived in New Jersey, a friend visited Old Town and brought us back a photocopy of the original sales receipt. That slip of paper has, as we say ..."gone under". I am sure it's somewhere in a box in the barn. We're currently re-covering, preparing the...
  2. HudsonRiver

    Dugout Canoe Pirogue/Cajun --Needs a new loving home....

    We have been offered an very nice antique dugout canoe/Cajun Pirogue. It seems a nice example although it is not historically relevant to our collections here. We would like to find an appropriate home for this boat. If you are interested please contact me directly for donor contact...
  3. E

    Value of a handmade wooden canoe

    Hello all, My name is Ethan and I currently work for Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument, a small non-profit in Montana. One of our supporters donated a beautiful wooden canoe hand built by himself for us to put on our online auction in an effort to bolster our restoration projects...
  4. D

    What is this canoe made out of? Hoping to fix.

    Hello All, I am looking for help identifying a ~25 year old Canoe that I just purchased for cheap and am hoping to fix up for a fun summer of paddling. I found a serial number stamped into the hull on the back right of the boat under the gunwale. The serial number reads: SCSN6993K596 The...
  5. D

    16' Allagash Serial Number ID Request

    Hello All, I am looking for help identifying a ~25 year old Canoe that I just purchased for cheap and am hoping to fix up for a fun summer of paddling. I found a serial number stamped into the hull on the back right of the boat under the gunwale. The serial number reads: SCSN6993K596 The...
  6. J

    Ontario Lake Dugout Canoe Value?

    Hey guys! I am hoping to learn more about dugout canoes (mishoons?) found in Ontario lakes. The photos below may help you identify the certain type of dugout canoe I am inquiring about. 1: 2: The one specifically that I am interested in is the 1st image which comes Fairholme Lake in...
  7. J

    Ontario Lake Dugout Canoe Value?

    Hey guys! I am hoping to learn more about dugout canoes (mishoons?) found in Ontario lakes. The photos below may help you identify the certain type of dugout canoe I am inquiring about. 1: 2: 2. The one specifically that I am interested in is the 1st image which comes Fairholme...
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    Willits in Ad

    Saved this ad from a 1978 magazine featuring a Willits canoe.
  9. C

    Willits 229 Restoration

    Hi, I'm new to WCHA, but not to wood canoes. My Grandfather and Father operated a private boys camp for 35 years on Cass Lake, Minnesota. As a young boy (camp stopped operation in 1958), I have fond memories watching the camp maintenance man work on the fleet of 25+ Old Town canoes. My...
  10. C

    OLD TOWN DISCOVERY 119 SOLO REVIEW

    I want to buy a canoe for recreation. Looking for different products online. Saw this canoe which is mentioned as the best solo canoe for recreation here What do you think?
  11. M

    I too am new

    I just bought an old wood and canvas canoe and was encouraged to join WCHA by my friend Bruce Clark in Edmonton (he also said to give him a plug). My plan is to restore the canoe using, as much as possible, the same materials and techniques used to build it in the first place. First order of...
  12. Scott Rowe

    Vintage Canoe/beer Ad Sign On Ebay

    Just happened on this ebay item for sale, it a 1950/60 Genessee Beer Illuminated Sign with a fishing scene on it that happened to be a nice two tone cedar canvas canoe. Probably Old Town? See if this pasted link to it works...
  13. A

    18 Foot Old Town

    Hello! Thank you in advance for anyone who can assist me. I have acquired an Old Town 18 foot canoe with the serial number 102793 - 18 and would love to know the story. I have heard it could be from 1929 and was for someone in NJ. Thanks again!
  14. jlarrabee

    Scammers Responding To Classified Ads

    I just want to inform the general public of fact that I have received a few emails from scammers trying to purchase my canoe I have posted on here. Please be aware of the warning signs for scammers. 1. Vagueness in the email. (Asking if the Item is Still Available) 2. A excuse to not seeing...
  15. D

    Little Chief/trailcraft/red Wood

    Hi everyone, I’m Dutch. I have been ghosting the forums for years gaining all kinds of knowledge and thought I would finally join in on the fun. For my introduction posting I will start with a bit of my history with canoes. I bought my first and until recently, only canoe in 1984, a 1977 17’...
  16. B

    Looking For Partner(s) To Open A Canoe/kayak/outfitter Store In Boston

    I am a lifelong canoer/kayaker/hiker. I am not an extreme expert in any of these, but I enjoy them all. I have always dreamed of opening a canoe, kayak, and hiking outfitter store. I live in Boston in West Roxbury. I would love to discuss this idea with anybody who might be interested.
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    Working On An Old Town Square Stern Boat...

    Good morning, I recently picked up a 16' Old Town Square Stern Model. I am looking to paint and varnish the canoe myself and I am looking to have some pieces (a deck, seats) made by a builder/restorer that I found on the WCHA commercial directory. My 1st question is... where would you start...
  18. millie_sass

    Three Rivers Chapter - Project Canoe For Auction At 2018 Assembly

    The Three Rivers Chapter of WCHA has been restoring a Peterborough canoe for auction at the July 2018 Assembly. The attached video (~6 minutes) shows the process as of 1 May 2018. Just a little bit more to go. Please come prepared to bid high for this wonderful canoe that has been restored so...
  19. M

    Old Town Canoe 4' Original Antique Store Display At Auction

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/323140073621 Straight from a NY Estate. Auction ends Tuesday, March 13th at 10:05
  20. beaver

    Making a Moose-hide Canoe

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