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Looking For Information For Kennebec # 15497

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Newfie, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Newfie

    Newfie New Member

    information on a Kennebec #15497 thank-you.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Kennebec canoe with number 15497 is a 16 foot long Kennnebec model type A as shown on page 176 of volume three in the Kennebec ledgers. It was planked by Roundy on November 19th, 1921. The canvas covering and first filler coat were applied by Tuttle on the same day. The second filler coat was applied by Tuttle on April 15th, 1922. The rails were applied by Bishop on the same day. The original color was medium green. It shipped to Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 15th, 1922. Scans showing both pages of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

    k-15497-a.jpg k-15497-b.jpg

    These original Kennebec records are reproduced through the courtesy of the Maine State Museum. The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA). I hope that you will join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. More information about Kennebec is available at in the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

  3. OP

    Newfie New Member

    Thank-you . I am glad to get this information , She is, in a little ruff shape , but still floats , someone fiberglass over the canvass , the inside looks good , needs new rails , keel and yoke . She was been sold as a garden planted , I am glad , I saved her from that fate. Will do minor repairs and she will see the water again as my trout fishing canoe .


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