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Peterborough cedar ribs

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by lancelot, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. lancelot

    lancelot New Member

    I have bought recently in France a wonderful cedar ribs canoe built by Peterborough. This boat is 16 feet length and seems to corresponds to model number 4 or 24 in the reprint catalog. It has also a serial number, and it is the aim of my message to know when this canoe was built. The serial number engraved on the forward deck is: 3157 23 . A characteristic is also that only one thwart is installed, no place for an other one.
    I join some photographs to ease the identification. I have also seen that exactely the same canoe model was offered to Queen Elisabeth by Peterborough (a long time ago).

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. bredlo

    bredlo LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Yeeeow, that's pretty - congrats. Hope it always stays exactly like that, it's just perfect!
  3. jchu

    jchu LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice find,

    I have some copied pages from old catalogues, it seems a # 23 was 15 1/2 ft long, 33 inch beam, 12 1/2 depht, 65 lbs, (probably more with your pieces on the bottom), the two catalogue dates I have with a #23 are 1914 and 1921, a 1923 price list the #23 is not listed. I'm no expert and export models may have been different. By 1927, only four models listed. As many as 18 models for rib canoes listed in the 1914 and 1921 catalogues. I don't have digital images of these but if it is something you'd like I can get them made.
    These are all cedar rib canoe references.
    Great canoes.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  4. Jon Bouton

    Jon Bouton Sucker for an Indian Girl

    That is just spectacular. Thanks for sharing the photos.
  5. OP

    lancelot New Member

    Proposal to have a catalog extract


    Thanks for your information.
    That would be great to have an extract from the Peterborough catalog about the n°13 model.
    Based on my canoe, n° model should have only one twart.
    I have loaded some other pictures of my canoe.
    You can see the serial number on the deck.
    I Join a web link to show you some wooden boats and canoes gatherings held in France, and organized by some of my friends.
    As you can see in France, people are more and more interested in wooden canoes. Some of these canoes were imported from Canada and US, but a majority were built in France and are mainly all wood canoes.
    There were used for recreation, for sailing and of course on white water.


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  6. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Wonderful pictures on your website! Looks like a WCHA chapter event, only a bit heavier on the all-wood canoes than we normally see here in Michigan. I'm having fun looking through your pictures and using the Google translator.

  7. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Thanks for posting the link. Very interesting. Neat to see canoes with castle type buildings in the background.
  8. ansrick

    ansrick Curious about Wooden Canoes

    C'est toi Eric ?
    Sinon, bonjour. Je crois retrouver un copain français.
  9. OP

    lancelot New Member

    Cedar rib canoe in France

    Yes Hans it's me Eric, we have met on the Marne, my wife and I had a Chauviere canoe with a typical indian shape.
    As you have seen on this forum, we have also a cedar rib canoe which needs some work on it.
    I have started the outer longitudinal protections, but time is missing for me.
    See you on the Marne in september (not sure the cedar rib canoe be ready)?


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