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Mermaid Confirmation

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Neale Bragg, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Neale Bragg

    Neale Bragg Alberta Paddler

    Hello, I have a Peterborough Mermaid. It was bought by my father in about 1961 from the Hudson Bay store in Edmonton. My question is this: why does it not have the typical Peterborough logo? (the metallic plate says "Peterborough Mermaid" but the familiar round trademark is not there. Also, any information I can find on the Mermaid shows a production number of 1814, but mine has a keel stamp of C10209. The dimensions are all Mermaid: 14' by 30" with a shallow draft (yeah, she is a tippy one). I'm wondering if Peterborough just used different badging for these. Any information is appreciated. E4CABC32-B125-44E0-A35C-ECFC787B8776.jpeg B1D52735-B811-4D63-A9C5-1595BF8895EC.jpeg 5A6BEB06-2815-433C-9459-76212444D38A.jpeg
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The Peterborough Canoe Company closed in 1961, but the name lived on, first as a division of the Chestnut Canoe Company (1962+) and then as a division of Aluminum Boats and Canoes, Inc, Princeville, PQ (-1965–1969). The logo on your tag dates to this post-1961 time frame.

    The serial number suggests that the canoe was actually built by the Chestnut Canoe Company.
  3. OP
    Neale Bragg

    Neale Bragg Alberta Paddler

    Excellent. Thank you Dan.
  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    AKA "Peternut"

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