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Willits Brothers. canoe nameplates

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by Michael Grace, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    I would very much like to hear from anyone who has or knows of a Willits Brothers canoe with any of the following styles of nameplates:

    1. large heart-shaped "Artondale" nameplate, mounted to wide end of bow kingplank above coaming

    2. large shield-shaped nameplate with the words "Day Island" mounted to wide end of bow kingplank above coaming

    3. large shield-shaped nameplate without the words "Day Island" mounted to wide end of bow kingplank above coaming

    Do you have such a canoe from the 6C series or the 8C series? Do you know of one anywhere? If so, please respond here, email me, or send a private message. It would be fun to converse and compare notes on these early Willits Brothers canoes.

    Thanks very much,
    Michael
     
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    Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    It's hard to believe that no one reading these forums has another early Willits! Maybe the early ones are even more rare than I think. Bummer. Even a high resolution photo of a tag would help. I've talked at length with my Willits buddies- Mark A., Paul M., Peter M. , Jim K. and others- and of course Pat C. and I have been talking about these canoes for years. Surely there is someone out there with an early Willits canoe... Anyone???
     
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