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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by randy hawkes, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. randy hawkes

    randy hawkes Curious about Wooden Canoes

    i have an 18ft kennebec conoe. seriel # 12656. i have the family history but need more information.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Kennebec Canoe Company placed serial number 12656 on a 18.5 foot long Maine Guide model with open gunwales. It was planked by Grant(?) on March 1st, 1919. Roy then covered it and first filled it on the same day. The rest of the line is blank. The original Kennebec records are stored at the Maine State Museum. I am unable to attach a scan of these records since their policies do not permit any electronic reproduction of their materials.

    The microfilms 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 http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.html to join. More information about the Kennebec models can be found in the Kennebec catalogs contained on the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CD available from http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm on the web.

    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.

    Benson
     

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