Kennebeck #16937


New Member
Hi I have a Kennebeck canoe. It was covered in Glas and I want to restore it. I am the type that gets things apart.....but sometimes projects don't always get back together. I can use this canoe as is but man is it heavy! I am a skilled woodworker Love handtools. What I'm after is a work vacation. I would like to make arrangements with someone who is skilled to help me do this project start to finish. My labor their brains. Labor help when I really need it. As this is sure to take a while I could have it stripped beforehand. I would also need a place for my vintage airstream to park (near lake would be great!) so I have a place to stay while working. In exchange for help I could help with chores you may have or pay a pre arranged fee. I am retired @ 54 and want to get involved in canoeing. Is there any hope of finding anyone willing to help me like this? If so contact thanks

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
You may want to consider taking a class on canoe building and restoration as a way to get started. More information about this is available at and as well as several other builders. You could also look up a local builder at to see if they would be willing to help you learn.

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 16937 appears to be a 17 foot long Kennebec model type 2A that shipped in 1922.

Good luck with your project and feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


Jim Okkema

LOVES Wooden Canoes
I had a similar experience with Alex Comb at Stewart River Boat Works near Two Harbors Minnesota. A great guy, I can't recommend him too highly. You can see Lake Superior from his place. I camped up the road at another campground, but I think he was talking about adding some camping spots at his place.
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