Peterborough Canadien

Paul Nelson

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Just had a look at a Peterborough Canadien Pleasure model. It is 32" wide, ribs 2" oc. nailed to the rails, and has the walnut strip in the planking. It does however, have three oak thwarts instead of the seats. Looks like it was ordered that way. It also has Iron stem bands and no outer keel. They look original. Maybe built during the war? The #14 is still visible on the stern stem, but subsequent #s are either gone or obscured by varnish. It was stripped of most of its varnish and left that way. The guy saw my sign, and came into the shop a while ago. I told him he should advertise it on the WCHA site. It was holed once near the keel, and repaired. The repair will need to be redone, but it is not major. Canoe looks remarkably rot free.It still has its beautiful shape. Was wondering if anyone had an opinion as to build date, and whether it might attract attention on the site. Thanks, Paul


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