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Peterborough Mermaid

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Claude Delisle, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Claude Delisle

    Claude Delisle Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Picked up a Peterborough Mermaid today. Stem stamps are: 9014 1814
    Does anyone have information on the year, build records or whatever?
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    No records are known to survive, and nothing can be gleaned from the serial number itself.

    Mermaid was offered 1951-1962.
  3. Graham

    Graham Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I think mine is no. 1763 from '52/53. If it's a '54 it'll have the 75th anniversary decal. My July '58 boat strangely enough doesn't have the 1814, just a 4 digit serial number, and it's at the bow instead of at the stem. It also shows every sign that it was made by Chestnut. The earlier one has almost round thwarts and rounded off seats. The later one has flat thwarts and much sharper edged seats. The size/shape appears identical though.

    Hope that helps a bit.

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