Kennebec Canoe


Canoes & Guideboats
I have a Kennebec canoe with serial # 17298. Does anyone have any information about this boat?
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 17298 is shown on page 184 of volume three in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to a 16 foot long Kennebec model type a. It was planked by Roy on May 11th, 1923. The canvas covering was applied by Tuttle on August 18th, 1923. The first filler coat was applied by Grant on the same day. The second filler coat was applied by Tuttle on June 20th, 1925. The rails were installed by Roy on the same day. The original paint color was green. It shipped on June 22nd, 1925 to location "25-613". 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 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.

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 and on the web.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Thank you for the speedy reply to my inquiry. The description matches the canoe that I own.