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cars and trucks wearing canoes as hats...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Dave Osborn, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. rwilly

    rwilly Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I'll throw my hat into the ring.

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  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Not exactly a hat on a car, but from an earlier, pre-hat era. Dude in the buggy is my buddy Bert Morris. This picture was sent to me today by Charlie Morris's great-grandson, Louie King. It appears (to me) to date from the 1890s.

    I'd like one of these for Christmas, complete with horse--- but I already have a dog.


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  3. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Kathryn
    Lovely photo, I like any old black and white picture with a canoe in it :) Has anyone made a book of old black and white canoe pictures??
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Kathy, This is a wonderful picture. Canoe trailers like this appear to have been more common than I ever imagined. The one shown at still gets regular use every summer and Ray Schell made a reproduction shown below that was on display at the 2013 Assembly. Thanks for sharing,


    It is not a book but the Wooden Canoe Journal Archive at has the largest collection of black and white canoe pictures that I have ever seen in one place.

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  5. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson,
    Looks interesting.
  6. millie_sass

    millie_sass Canoe anybody?

    Who wouldn't love this hat and this vehicle. Just a few years too late, I'm afraid.

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  7. OP
    Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    IMG_2169.JPG PennYan Rainbow. George Kirby's Penn Yan Green.
    Why do my pics always go upside down?
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  8. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    I don't know about all of your photos, but this one's because that beautiful Rainbow is looking forward to getting off the truck and into to the water!
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  9. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Turn your phone the other way? Just a wild guess...
  10. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Edit it to upside down and it should come out the right way up I seem to have this problem too sometimes.(They look right way up on your pc and then you post them somewhere else and they are upside down)
    Hope it helps
  11. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Some photo viewers allow you to change the orientation on the device, without actually changing the image file itself (e.g. Preview on Mac).

    That photo is actually kind of cool (canoe) upside-right. Here is what it looks like bottom-to-the-sky.

    PS. put into Photoshop to rotate it 180 degrees.

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  12. oldboatoldgoat

    oldboatoldgoat Soon to be CANOE-A-HOLIC

    And I thought you didn't want to get those clean wheels and tires dirty at the river crossing. Or maybe you were doing an oil change without having to get under the vehicle.
  13. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Not a canoe, but Thule makes this ingenious rack for pickup trucks.

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  14. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Beautiful canoe Dave. A Penn Yan Owasco with the same paint is the 1 canoe I wish I had kept.

    Pretty blue on the truck too.

  15. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Here's one with a tiny hat - 10.5' long.

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  16. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    I think it was Andre who said it best... Something like, I'll another one for the other foot...? lol
  17. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Ya, but that one is a lapstrake built for double paddling ie. sitting on the floor (or a seat on the floor).
  18. Steven Marshall

    Steven Marshall Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Yeah, people do for the canoes transportation. They look like a hat to the car so true.
  19. millie_sass

    millie_sass Canoe anybody?

    Mini at work. 17-foot Old Town looking for restoration and water. Bike just tagging along for the ride.

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  20. Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    I'll throw my hat in. IMG_0544.JPG
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