Request for S/N 10389417 Info


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My dad recently gave me a Kennebec Canoe with the s/n 10389417, and I'm looking for any info on it. It's in reasonably decent shape, and has been restored twice that I know of. It's got some minor paint scratches and one tiny gouge into the canvas, but all the wood parts are intact, and the Kennebec logo is still in good shape. I say that because I'm also looking for a ballpark value on it so I can decide if I want to insure it. I would appreciate any info you can offer!

Thank You,

You may want to take another look at the serial number since I could not find any Kennebec record for serial number 103894. The last two digits usually represent the length so you may also want to check and see if you have a 17 foot long canoe. The Kennebec records have a serial number 103394 but it was a 16 foot long canoe. The Old town reocrds shown a 16 foot long double ended boat with this serial number. The information at may help you determine if any of these digits are not correct. Reply here with an indication of which digit is the least clear and I can take another look at the records.

There is a good summary at about how to value and insure an old canoe.

Hi Benson,

I believe I have some clarification on the Serial Number. I was confusing the 8 with a 2- I didn't know that the s/n was stamped on both the bow and stern, whereas the bow was obscured, the stern was much clearer. I now believe the s/n to be 103294-17.

Thanks for your help!

The Kennebec canoe with serial number 103294 is shown on pages 284 and 285 of volume five in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to 17 foot long Kineo Special Model. It was planked by Roy on June 9th, 1934. The canvas covering and first filler coat was applied by Giroux on the same day. The second filler coat was applied by Thib. on June 23rd, 1934 and it was railed by Thompson on the same day. The "F 22" (Function number 22 or the keel?) was also completed on June 23rd, 1934 by Giroux as was the "F 23" (Function number 23 or the rails?) and the "F 26" (Function number 26 or the seats?). The original color appears to have been dark green with some other notes that I can't read. It may have had a stripe or monogram ending in "CS 20". It was packed by Wetzler and shipped on June 28th, 1934 to location "34-147". This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it. The original Kennebec records are stored at the Maine State Museum. I am unable to attach a scan of these records since their policies do not permit any electronic reproduction of their materials.

The microfilms of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA). I hope that you will join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

More information about these caones can be found in the Kennebec catalogs contained on the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CD available from on the web.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

old town serial number 116744 17

Gidday I have what I believe is an old town canoe with this serial number, can anyone tell me about the history of this boat.
Cheers Murray