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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by B.C.W., Jul 16, 2021.

  1. B.C.W.

    B.C.W. New Member

    Need Help identifying a bundle of kindling that followed me home on
    Sunday. It somewhat looks like it was a canoe. It has a Kennebec tag #103207
    Any Help would be appreciated.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Kennebec canoe with serial number 103207 is shown on pages 284 and 285 of volume five in the Kennebec ledgers. This was assigned to a 17 foot long Kineo special model. There is a note to "ship for 16' and is" so it may actually be 16 feet long. It was planked by Mansell on January 9th, 1932. Thibodeau canvased it and applied the first filler coat on January 16th, 1932. The second filler coat was applied by Mansell on March 4th, 1933. Grant railed it on March 25th, 1933. The "F 22" (Function number 22 or the keel?) was completed by Mansell on April 1st, 1933. "F24" (Function number 24 or the thwarts?) and "F28" (Function number 28 or the painting?) were completed by Thib. on April 8th, 1933. The original color was red. It shipped to location "33-67" on April 5th, 1933. This location is probably an order number but we don't currently have enough information to identify it. (The last two dates appear to be out of sequence but that is how they appear in the record.)

    The scans of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below. These original Kennebec records are reproduced through the courtesy of the Maine State Museum.

    The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA). I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    More information about this and other Kennebec models can be found in the Kennebec catalogs contained on the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CDs available from the WCHA store and on the web.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.




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