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Help ID this canoe

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Tom Little, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Tom Little

    Tom Little Got canvas

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    This canoe came from Southeastern MN near Rochester. The story goes something like this. A hardware store owner either built this or sold it around 1920. This hardware store was in Kasson MN. Not much for lakes in the area but a few meandering rivers. It's 14 ft long, oak ribs, pine gunnel, mahogany rub rail, deck, and seat frames. Pine planking. Seems very fancy for a one-off home made canoe in 1920. There are no stamps or any obvious manufacture markings. If there is any additional info needed to help ID this let me know
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Looks like oak ribs too.

    My guess is a home-built, probably to plans from one of the many how-to magazines from back in the day.
     

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