kennebec 11991

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 11991 as shown on pages 522 and 523 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Kennebec square stern model with sponsons. It was planked by Lant. on February 22nd, 1917. The canvas covering was applied by Roy on March 14th, 1917. The first filler coat was applied by Pooler on March 15th, 1917 and the second was done on July 5th, 1917. The sponsons were completed by King on August 2nd, 1917. It was railed by C. Tolouse on February 15th, 1919. The original paint color was bright red. It shipped to Phil., Pa. on March 17th, 1919.

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) as you probably know well. I hope that you will renew your membership or contribute 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 renew.

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.

Benson
 

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