1265-2128 Peterborough canoe

Joe Van

New Member
I bought an old cedar/canvas canoe that is 11 feet long and 34" beam with the remains of a Peterborough canoe label on it and 1265-2128 stamped on the stem. The interesting thing is they only made a 12 foot Shorty and this seems to be a Chestnut Featherweight by the size spec. I can find. It has been fiberglassed over the canvas and I was only going to replace the gunwals and decks with ash. I am now thinking it may be rare and I should do a complete canvas job also. Any enlightenment on this model and suggestions on the best route to take would be appreciated.