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Help on ID for a wood Canadian?

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by John Maderic, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. John Maderic

    John Maderic Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I have brought home an all wood canoe measuring 14' 6" by 36". Spearhead decks and some of the screws being #1 sqaureheads brings me to a Canadian builder user the knowledge base here. On the metal tag fastened to the outside of the canoe there is very faint showings of a scroll like design on the tag. Before the ID#, very faintly S, then R or B, then V. The canoe was glassed. The very most to the stem rib is approx. three inches wide. Also a unique fastening of the seats. I see several of the Canadian companies joined in time which totally loses me from further ID. Any help from yours would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    John Maderic

    John Maderic Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

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  3. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    The deck tag reminds me of a canoe that I repaired about a year ago. Great Canadian Canoe Co. They are still in business. Run the serial number past them and maybe they can tell you more.
     
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    John Maderic

    John Maderic Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you. Ive emailed them and will see If its their product. Im interested also in finding why a 'cap' was added to the inner gunnels. I see in their online site their canoes are glassed.
     
  5. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    The cap is typical of this style of canoe. It is generally referred to as a "Huron style" canoe.
    Do a search on Huron and you will find out about this style of canoe and of it's several builders.
     
  6. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Except for the seats, carrying yoke and half ribs [ which may have been changed or added ] it is a Huron. For a comparison I have some for sale on the WCHA classified site.
     
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    John Maderic

    John Maderic Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Dan, Dave and Dave, Ive been researching Hurons, and am still lacking in knowledge. It seems Huron was a company itself, but Huron also covers a wide number of builders. Great Canadian of Mass. never replied. Any pics I could display to further help anyone ID this; please advise. If the canoe is fairly new and the fiberglass was original I wouldn't go through glass removal. Also now knowing, this post should have went under the other forum of wood / canvas.
     

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