Kennebec Serial # 10954

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 10954 as shown on pages 474 and 475 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Kennebec model type 4a. It was planked by Hewes on March 7th, 1916. The canvas covering and the first filler coat were applied by Roy on March 9th, 1917. Roy also applied the second filler coat on April 11th, 1916 and a third filler coat on April 12th, 1916. It had an oak keel, mahogany braces (thwarts?), and mahogany seats. It was railed by Kelliher on April 14th, 1916. The original paint color was B (bright?) green and applied by Lauc on April 15th, 1916. It shipped to a dealer named Booth on April 27th, 1916.

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 renew your membership or contribute 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 renew.

Kennebec canoes typically did not come from the factory with painted rails, especially not with all the fancy mahogany of this one. 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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