Serial No. 11203

Steve B

Curious about Wooden Canoes
I have a Kennebec Canoe, serial no. 11203 and am looking for any information regarding it.

Thanks.
 
The Kennebec canoe with serial number 11203 is shown on pages 486 and 487 of volume number two in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to an 18 foot long Kennebec O. G. (Open Gunwale) Special Model. It was planked by Lautigue on April 12th, 1916. The canvas covering, first and second filler coats were applied by Roy on April 13th, 1916, April 14th, 1916, and May 12th, 1916 respectively. It was railed by Doucette on May 27th, 1916. The original color was light green and was painted by Mausell on May 29th, 1916. It shipped to Stover on May 31st, 1916. 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). I hope that you will join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php 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 CDs available from http://www.wcha.org/catalog/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm 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.

Benson
 

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Thank you Benson for sharing the information with me. The canoe holds a lovely spot in my lakehouse.
 
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