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looking to know about Kennebec 17296, Thanks, Reid 228.jpg
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 17296 is shown twice on pages 181 and 244 of volume three in the Kennebec ledgers This was assigned to 16 foot long Kennebec sponson model type A. The sponsons may have been tagged with number 3140 and attached by Anderson(?) on June 21st, 1924. It was planked by Roy on May 11th, 1923. Roy canvased it and Grant applied the first filler coat on the August 18th, 1923. The second filler coat was applied by Leonard on June 28th, 1924. Gillcash railed it and the original color was green. It was shipped to location "24-675" on July 2nd, 1924. This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it.

The scans of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below and in the previous response at for number 17298. 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 to learn more about the WCHA and 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 the WCHA store and 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.



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Benson, Thanks so much. I'm going in for a closer look. Sounds like a neat boat.. I hope to share more images soon....Reid