1. B

    1958 Peterborough Capella

    Hi there, This is my first post here. I've been reading a lot of information over the years about cedar strip boats and canoes. I've even done some restoration on a Giesler 16' canoe for my inlaws. Well, I'm looking for information because I have a restoration project that I'm working on...and...
  2. jlarrabee

    3 Maine Canoes

    Hey Guys and Gals, My father and I just went and picked up 3 more canoes out of a barn. (the number I have almost exceeds my age). I need a little help from you fine folks trying to figure out what they are. The smallest is made of red cedar and looks rather old. It shows signs of rail caps...
  3. L

    Peterborough cedar ribs

    I have bought recently in France a wonderful cedar ribs canoe built by Peterborough. This boat is 16 feet length and seems to corresponds to model number 4 or 24 in the reprint catalog. It has also a serial number, and it is the aim of my message to know when this canoe was built. The serial...
  4. beaver

    Tip for Today

    If your wrist,shoulder,and elbow are paining and there is still much work to be done shaving down the cedar, here is a little tip.........Get yourself a medium sized beaver and put him to work! As you know, "Nothing works harder than a Beaver" and they do (dam) nice work;;)
  5. G

    New Canvas

    Hi all, I need some advise, was hoping somebody out there might have a wise word... Being a practical man a friend has entrusted me with his wooden canoe to restore. It is over 80 years old but it very good condition having been stored in a barn for years. It is cedar planked over ribs (also...
  6. Bob Holtzman

    12-foot White?

    I'm looking at an ad on Craigslist Maine for a 12' cedar canoe, purportedly a "white" from the 1940s: http://maine.craigslist.org/boa/1539757342.html I don't think EM White built 12-footers. The clunky-looking portage thwart looks home-made. Any ideas what this might be?