Kennebec Canoe


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We purchased a home that had a canoe in the garage rafters and we have no clue as to the value or history and would like to know more about it. It has an oval plate that says The Kennebec Canoe Company with the number 2210. It is green and has ratan seats and I believe it is 17' long and appears to be in very nice usable condition. I know this isn't a lot with out a picutre but since it is still in the rafters I thought I would start with the info. Thanks for any help!

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
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Kennebec issued this serial number twice but the second one had an "M" preceeding the serial number to indicate number 102210 and went with a 16 foot long Kineo Special model in 1929. See for more information and pictures of another canoe like this. The first Kennebec canoe with number 2210 is an 18 foot long Kennnebec Kineo model with closed spruce rails, cedar stems, and western red cedar planking as shown on pages 54 and 55 of volume one in the Kennebec ledgers. It was planked by Morgan on June 17th, 1911. The decks were "15-M" (15 inch maple?) and the canvas was "58-10" (58 inch wide number 10?). The canvas covering was applied by Carrigan on July 1st, 1911. Smith applied the first filler coat on the same day and the second filler coat on July 8th, 1911. The keel was "A" (ash?) while the braces (thwarts) and seats were "M" (maple?). It was railed by Farrell on July 15th. The original color was medium green which was applied by Smith on July 15th, 1911. It shipped to "W. Phila." on July, 18th, 1911 which may be Wanamaker's. See's for more information about this dealer.

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). 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 join.

Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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