Questions about a Canoe Value

Strider

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to historical canoe world and had a few questions regarding a canoe that I recently acquired. It was given to me by an 95 year old man that said it was given to him in 1910, and that it was a Peterburough. It is completely made of wood and has a metal strip down the hull.

Here are the Canoe's measurements -
Length - 16'
Width - 33"
Depth - 12"
Oar #1 length - 118.5"
Oar #2 length - 114.5"

The markings on the canoe say Peterburough, as well as on the oars. If you need any more info please let me know.

If anyone could help I would truly appreciate it,
Strider
 

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Peterborough Cedar Rib Canoe

Hi Strider,

What you have is a very collectible Peterborough Ceder Rib canoe that would be worth at least $2,000 in its current condition and could be 2 to 3 times that if restored correctly.

You have not posted a lot of pictures, but I don't see much in the way of damage. The Cedar Rib would be one of the most difficult to restore of all the canoes we come accross. Its not easy replacing those ribs if they are broken.

If you search the post on this site you will find someone who restored one doing a great deal of rib replacement.

You have a canoe most of us would like to add to our collections.

Keep us posted.

Paul
 
More pictures

Here is some more pictures of the canoe. If you need anywhere specific or want some more info about a specific area, I'll try my best to get it to you.

The previous owner told me that he had received it in 1910 and that it was bought used, and he said that it was made around 1890s, but I cant be sure.

The paddles share the same logo on them that is on the canoe and seem to have brass ends on them.
 

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a few more photos

Here are a few more pictures from different angles.
 

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