Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
Welcome and congratulations, the Kennebec canoe with serial number 14599 is a 17 foot long Torpedo type a shown on page 232 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. It was planked by F. Roy on October 2nd, 1920. The canvas covering was applied by Roy on the same day. He added the first filler coat on October 22nd, 1920. Gilcash railed it. The original color was green. It shipped to location 24-722 on July 10th, 1924. This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it. The scans of these build records can be found 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). A description of the project to preserve other records like these is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to donate or join.

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 available from in the WCHA store.

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.