Kennebec #12729

Christopher

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Would anyone be able to tell me the build sheets for my canoe? I have had it since I was 16 yrs old. I am curious to know the age.
 
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 12729 is shown on page 228 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Torpedo model. It was planked by Grauh(?) on March 29th, 1919. Roy canvased it and applied the first filler coat onthe same day. Roy applied the second filler coat on April 26th, 1919. E. Denico(?) added the rails on May 31st, 1919. The original color was French grey. It appears to have been shipped to J. A. Rowen in Struthers, O.(Ohio?) on June 5th, 1919.

The scans of this build record 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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