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Thomas Gordon Circa 1897

Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by alick burt, May 24, 2017.

  1. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    This canoe was imported to the UK by Rowland Ward & Co around 1897 and whilst stripping I found a Gordon Mark under the importers plate on the deck.
    The thwart tags are replacements.
    Her previous owner was Felix Badcock who was given her when age 14 in 1949. He went on to become a top class oarsman rower and coach competing for England in the Empire Games.

    The planking is cedar and Mahogany with Oak Gunwales and butternut decks.

    Measurements. L 16ft 6" W.34" H.12"



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    alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for liking Tnic
  3. Tnic

    Tnic Paddlewon Canoobie

    What's not to like. That's a beauty!

    Can't wait for July when I'm back in Maine and can get a paddle in hand.
  4. Etienne-Henri

    Etienne-Henri Curious about Wooden Canoes

    She is a beautiful canoe indeed - typical of the period.

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