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Penobscot Canoe Company

Discussion in 'Wood Canoe Manufacturers' started by Dan Miller, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

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    [H=1]Penobscot Canoe Company[/H]The Penobscot Canoe Company (also known as Pecaco) was founded in 1915 by Alfred Wickett, who was formerly employed by the [manufacturers]Old Town Canoe Company[/manufacturers]. Alfred left the Penobscot Canoe Co. in 1920, moved to Missouri, and started the [manufacturers]St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company[/manufacturers]. The Pecaco factory burned down in 1923.


    [H=2]Identifying Features[/H] The main feature by which a Pecaco canoe is identified is the “spearhead” deck.
    [image]pecaco deck.gif|thumb|right|Penobscot Canoe Company spearhead deck[/image]

    [H=2]Canoe Models[/H]
    • Regular Type - standard wood canvas construction offered in 16', 17' and 18' lengths
    • Notacrack - Special construction with second layer of thin ribs overlapping main ribs.
    • Guide - available in 18' and 20' lengths, in regular and Notacrack construction.
    [H=2]References[/H]
    • Audette: Susan T. 1998. The Old Town Canoe Company: Our First Hundred Years. Tilbury House, Gardiner, Maine.
      Includes information regarding Alfred Wickett’s relationship with Old Town Canoe Company, and his subsequent activities with Penobscot Canoe Company and [manufacturers]St. Louis Meramec Canoe Company[/manufacturers].
    • Miller, Daniel J. and Benson Gray. The Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Manufacturer Catalog Collection. Contains the two known Penobscot Canoe Company trade catalogs. Available from the WCHA Online Store.
     

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