Canadian canoe

Chuck Sauberlich

Curious about Wooden Canoes
A friend in Canada gave me his Dad's old canoe. It's been stored in a garage for about 40 years. He thought it was either a Chestnut or a Peterborough. There are no identifying numbers or decals. About the only defining features are the heart shaped bow deck, and the bow and stern shape, which come up quite squarely. The canoe is 14ft 6in in length. Any idea who may have made it?


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Some additional information. The canoe is 34 inches wide and 14 inches deep. It also appears to have been built without a keel as the stem bands end flat on the hull. A makeshift keel was added at a later date and is attached with carriage bolts.