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Help with ID

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Bill Hoisington, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Bill Hoisington

    Bill Hoisington New Member

    I just purchased this canoe and need help Id'ing it. I can't find any stamped numbers. It is 16" long and the beam is 32" . Please see picture.
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    My guess would be a Thompson based on the deck shape. Does it look like the decks are original? Is there a metal strap under the deck? Can you provide a picture of the planking pattern near the ends?

    Benson
     
  3. OP
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    Bill Hoisington

    Bill Hoisington New Member

    Thank you Benson. After more research, I think your right. Please see the attached photos. The length, beam, depth, planking width and spacing all match a 16' Thompson Indian. Plus the fact that I'm located in Green Bay, WI an 1 hour south of the old Thompson factory in Peshtigo , WI
     

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  4. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Benson’s guess of Thompson is a good one and may be true, based on the proximity to where Thompson Canoes were built. However, I don’t see the ogee deck pattern. It looks kinda like Penn Yan to me from this one photo. If it is a Penn Yan, there will be letters and numbers on both stems.

    just saw your additional photos. It is not a Thompson.
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  6. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Ya, I'm not so sure about T either, I'll throw Mullins into the ring.
    Here is a pic of a Mullins deck.
     

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  7. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Lindy,
    Good eye!
    Mullins is so obscure that you tend to forget about them.
     
  8. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    I can't take too much credit, I only know of them because I had one. One of my "bad" buys.
     
  9. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Another vote for Mullins.
     

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