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Kennebec Canoe serial # info

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Chris Lezenski, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Chris Lezenski

    Chris Lezenski New Member

    Could you please provide any and all info on my KENNEBEC canoe 12' JUNIOR model (1922-1928)
    serial # 22168

    Thank You,
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Kennebec canoe with serial number 22168 is shown on pages 90 and 91 of volume four in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to an 12 foot long Kennebec Junior model. It was planked by Morgan on February 22nd, 1930. Grant applied the canvas covering and put on the first filler coat on the same day. Mansell applied the second filler coat on March 8th, 1930. It was railed by Bunker on March 9th, 1930. The "F 22" (Function number 22 or the keel was completed by Thib. on the same day. The original color was black. It shipped to location "30-701" on July 9th, 1930. This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it.

    The scans of these build records 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.

    k-22168-a.jpg k-22168-b.jpg

    The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA). A description of the project to preserve other records like these is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and 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 available from in the WCHA store.

    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.


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