Good morning, I have just inherited a Kennebec wood and canvas canoe that needs some restoration. The serial number is 5016. I am looking for any kind of history for this model. Thank you.
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 5016 is shown on pages 150 and 151 of volume one in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 16 foot long Kennebec model with spruce rails, cedar stems, western cedar planking, 15 inch maple decks, a birch keel, maple braces (thwarts), and maple seats. It was planked by Morgan on August 12th, 1911. The 54 inch wide, number 10 canvas covering was applied by Knowlton (?) and the first filler coat was applied by Smith on the same day. The second filler coat was applied on September 9th, 1911. It was railed by Ward on November 11th, 1911. The original A. Red paint was applied by J. Thib. on February 3rd, 1912. It was shipped to Brown on June 16th, 1912. 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) and others. 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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html 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 available from http://store.wcha.org/The-Historic-...pany-Catalog-Collection-Version-2-CD-ROM.html in the WCHA store.
It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Can you provide any pictures of this canoe? It would be especially helpful to see the serial numbers, inside stems, interior, and deck areas. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.
Your photos should appear with your post....
Not sure where you put them.... ("under Kennebec Canoe?) ??