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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Marsha MN, Aug 26, 2018.
Just bought this conoe and was wondering what year it is before i restore to original.
Welcome and congratulations, the Kennebec canoe with serial number 103265 is shown on pages 256 and 257 of volume four in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to an 18 foot long Kineo Special model. It was planked by Grant on January 28th, 1934. Mansell applied the canvas covering on May 27th, 1933 and the first filler coat on June 3rd, 1933. Thib. applied the second filler coat on July 1st, 1933. It was railed by Mansell on the same day. The "F 22" (Function number 22 or the keel?), "F 24" (Function number 24 or the finish work), and "F 28" (Function number 28 or the painting) were completed by Thib. on the same day. The original color was red. It shipped to location "33-213" on June 28th, 1933. (This date appears to be out of sequence but that is what the records show.) 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.
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 http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership 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 http://www.wcha.org/store/historic-wood-canoe-and-boat-company-catalog-collection 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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