Kennebec Serial Number

Jimbo

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Hello there,

I was wondering if there was any info available on an 18 ft Kennebec with serial number 15241. Thanks so much!
 
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 15241 is shown on page 219 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to an 18 foot long Kennebec Sponson model, type 3a. It was planked by Lantigne(?) on January 22nd, 1921. The canvas covering was applied by Mansell on March 19th, 1921. The first filler coat was applied by L. Thibadeau on January 29th, 1921 (which appears to be an error). The second filler coat was done on June 18th, 1921 by Roundy and it was railed by Grant on the same day. The rest of the line is blank so the original color, shipping destination and date are not listed.

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) as you probably know well. 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.

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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