Kennebec info...

jslocum

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Good Morning,
I have a canoe that is believed to be a Kennebec, with the serial # 17 14333 stamped on the stem. Can you give me any history or info on this canoe?

Thanks!

Jon
 
The serial number 14333 is shown on page 202 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Kennebec model. It was planked by Cameron on June 19th, 1920. Roy canvased it and applied the first filler coat on the same day. Roy applied the second filler coat on June 26th, 1920. De Roche added the rails sometime in 1920. (The month and day are not clear.) It was originally painted green and shipped to Dudley on June 30th, 1920.

The scans of this build record 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 http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php 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 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 this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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