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Kennebec Canoe

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by hartl, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. hartl

    hartl New Member

    Looking for information on a Kennebec Canoe serial number 19170.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Kennebec canoe with serial number 19170 is shown on page 175 of volume three in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to a 17 foot long Torpedo model, type A. It was planked by Mansell on September 26th, 1926. Thibodeau canvased it on October 16th, 1926. Saucier applied the first filler coat on the October 23rd, 1926. The second filler coat was applied by Thibodeau on the same day. Currie railed it on October 23rd, 1926 and then King re-railed in on April 2nd, 1927. The original color was medium green. It was shipped to location "27-117" on April 1st, 1927. This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it.

    The scans of this build record 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-19170-a.jpg k-19170-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 these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will 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 the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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