16 ft. Guide Canoe (?Kennebec) #16 10003


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Used by my Dad, a Maine guide, for a number of years. Assumed it was an Old Town, but have been told it is probably a Kennebec, so am looking for info using serial number.
N. Ouellette
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 10003 is 17 feet long so my guess is that you have the one with number 10008. Both of these are shown on pages 430 and 431 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 16 foot long Kennebec model type A. It was planked by Lagueux(?) on November 2nd, 1915. The canvas covering was applied by Roy on November 4th, 1915. The first filler coat was applied by Lauc on November 4th, 1915 and the second was done on January 26th, 1917. The keel was oak. The braces (thwarts?) and seats were mahogany. It was railed by Priest on January 27th, 1917. The original color was M. (medium?) green and it was painted on February 3rd, 1917. The shipping date and location are blank.

The scans of these build records can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below. These original Kennebec records are reproduced through the courtesy of the Maine State Museum.

The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA). I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to join.

More information about this and other Kennebec models can be found in the Kennebec catalogs contained on the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CDs available from http://www.wcha.org/catalog/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm on the web.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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