Partially Restored Vintage Wood & Canvas Canoe
The age of this canoe is unknown. What is known is that it was built between 1931 when the Skowhegan Canoe Company was established and 1946 when the Skowhegan canoe factory burned. There is a remote possibility it is younger and built using molds that survived the fire. The story of the Skowhegan Canoe Company can be found at http://wcha.org/content/skowhegan-boat-and-canoe-company. The Skowhegan Canoe Company landmark product was large canoes (aka war canoes) for use at summer youth camps.
This is a fine old classic canoe. I have enjoyed owning it for many years but rarely put it in the water. Instead, it remains stored in the barn.
The canoe was re-canvassed by a skilled and knowledgable retired game warden about eight years ago, but the new canvas was never filled or painted.
August 6, 2020, 9:59:00 PM