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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by cjoo, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. cjoo

    cjoo New Member

    Seeking information about Kennebec canoe serial number 10512. Do you have any? Thanks!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I'm sorry to have taken so long to respond. The Kennebec canoe with serial number 10512 is an 18 foot long Guide's model as shown on pages 452 and 453 of volume two in the Kennebec ledgers. It was planked by Murray on January 15th, 1916. The canvas covering was put on by Roy on February 15th, 1916. Hanson applied the first filler coat on February 15th, 1916 and the second coat on April 22nd, 1916. The rails were applied by Cary on April 24th, 1916. Mansell painted it M. (medium) green on April 25th, 1916. The shipping destination and date appear to be blank.

    The scans of these build records 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) as you probably know well. 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 the Kennebec models can be found in the Kennebec catalogs contained on the Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CD available from and on the web.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions and I will try to respond more quickly.


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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  3. OP

    cjoo New Member


    Thanks for your reply. This description matches that of my Dad's canoe. It was given to him as a gift when he was a child. My father grew up and still lives in the Syracuse NY area. He'll be thrilled to learn more about his canoe's history.

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