Kennebec # 12846

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 12846 is shown on page 188 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Kennebec model. It was planked by Grant(?) on May 17th, 1919 and Roy canvased it on the same day. He applied the first filler coat on May 24th, 1919 and the second coat on June 7th, 1919. W. Thompson added the rails on June 14th, 1919. The original color was light blue. It shipped to C. H. Dudley, Inc. on July 2nd, 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). 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://store.wcha.org/product.php?productid=17590&cat=248&page=2 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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