Kennebec Build Documentation

Dave Osborn

LIFE MEMBER
Hi All!
Please post the build documentation for Kennebec numbers 15185 and 16670.
Thanks!
Dave Osborn
Little Lakes Canoe
 
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 15185 is shown on page 288 of volume number two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to a 17 foot long Kennebec Model, type 3a. It was planked by Cameron on January 15th, 1921. The canvas covering and first filler coat were applied by Roy on the February 19th, 1921. The second filler coat was applied by Tuttle on February 11th, 1922. The rails were applied by Kelliher(?) on February 18th, 1922. The original color was green and it shipped to St. Louis on February 28th, 1922.

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 16670 is shown on page 212 of volume number three in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to an 18 foot long Kennebec Model, type a. It was planked by F. Roy on September 20th, 1922. The canvas covering was applied by Tuttle on the November 11th, 1922. The first filler coat was applied by Grant on the November 18th, 1922. The second filler coat was applied by Tuttle on January 6th, 1923. The rails were applied by Bishop on February 2nd, 1923. The original color and shipping information is 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) 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 these descriptions don't match the canoes. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

Attachments

  • k-15185-a.gif
    k-15185-a.gif
    438.8 KB · Views: 271
  • k-15185-b.gif
    k-15185-b.gif
    221.6 KB · Views: 260
  • k-16670-a.gif
    k-16670-a.gif
    413.4 KB · Views: 252
  • k-16670-b.gif
    k-16670-b.gif
    297 KB · Views: 244
Back
Top