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Penn Yan Canoe Info Please

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by capeannart, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. capeannart

    capeannart Curious about Wooden Canoes

    CF9F0755-9CDB-4901-8D6C-50A1AF332EC2.jpeg Hello experts!
    I have an antique wooden canoe that I believe is a Penn Yan circa 1900 - 1920. Fully restored, and I am seeking more detailed info on it please. I wish to know the date, make and model if possible. The serial number is GN 264. The photos should tell the rest of the story.
    Thank you!!

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The information at indicates that this is a Scout model. There are no known serial number records for Penn Yan so there isn't much more that anyone here can tell you. It is a very nice looking canoe,

  3. OP

    capeannart Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you very much for your quick reply and great help as usual!!
  4. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    To give some prospective on the age of your canoe, Penn Yan Boat Company was founded in 1921.
    Reed & Prince Manufacturing did start selling Frearson drive screws, often confused with Phillips drive, until the late 30’s.
    I noticed the Reed Prince Frearson seat and thwart bolts are on your canoe.

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