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Needs Restoration

For sale by Ned Farquhar,, 802-222-1038, at Christine Lake, Stark, NH (You must have approved access to come and see or take these canoes, please arrange any viewing with the owner by email)

Price - $2000 separately or $1500 if bought together

First canoe - $1500, serial number 5947 is a 17 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Charles River model with red western cedar planking, a keel, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, open mahogany gunwales, half ribs, and a lowered seat. It was built between December, 1906 and February, 1907. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on February 27th, 1907 to Akron, Ohio.

Second canoe - $500, serial number 10577 is a 17 foot long, CS grade, XX model (an early version of the modern Otca model) with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, twenty inch maple decks, spruce thwarts, a keel, outside stems, a painter ring, a floor rack, and two spruce paddles (one was 5 feet long and the other was 5 feet 9 inches long). It was built between January, and March, 1909. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on March 29th, 1909 to Dayton, Ohio.

The interiors and bones of both canoes are beautiful. However, restoration is needed: on both the canvas needs replacement or fiberglassing. On the second canoe the seats need re-caning. On both canoes a small amount of the woodwork and trim might have been replaced or need replacing.

Canoe Length

17 feet each


Stark, NH

Submitted By

Ned Farquhar



Submitted Date

April 16, 2024 at 3:22:00 PM

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