Kennebec Boat and Canoe Company

A typical deck (well, not all are in this poor condition...):

Short rail caps alongside the decks are usual.

Serial Number - digits stamped on stem and/or on metal deck plate. Original serial number records are preserved at the Maine State Museum; these have been duplicated by the WCHA. Requests for serial number record information should be posted to the WCHA Serial Number Search Forum at http://forums.wcha.org/

ModelDimensions (LxWxD)Years ProducedNotes
Aristocrat16x35½x12¼
17x36x12¼
18x36½x12¼
19183-ply construction
Camp Chief17x35x12¾
18x35x12¾
1932-1941
1940-1941
 
Camp Special16x35½x12¼
17x36x12¼
18x36½x12¼
1918 
Charles River 191515x31x12
16x31½x12
17x32x12
18x32½x12
1910-1916 
Invisible Sponson16x39x12¾
17x40x12¾
18x41x12¾
1929-1941 
Junior
(One-Man)
12x32x121922-1928 
Katahdin17x34½x12¼1922-1928, 1940-1941 
K Special16x32x12
17x33x12
18x34x12
1915-1917Modified Kennebec model
Kennebec15x33x12½
16x33½x12½
17x34¼xx12½
18x35½x12½
1910-1941 
Kineo15x36x13
16x36x13
17x37x13
18x37x13
1910-1941 
Maine Guides Model18½x37½x13
20x39x13
1910-1941 
Open Gunwale Canoe16x33x12
17x33½x12
18x34x12
1911-1918  
Sponson Canoe16x42x12¼
17x43x12¼
18x44½x12¼
1911-1928 
Torpedo16x32x11½
17x33x11½
18x34x11½
1917-1927  
War Canoe25x44x16
30x46x16
35x48x16
1915-193325' offered 1940-1941
White Water Canoe15½x37½x12½1940-1941Original form by Dan Neal

Further Reading:

Mills, W.E., Jr. History of the Kennebec Canoe Co. Wooden Canoe No.19, pp.3-6.

Kennebec Canoes, Boats & Accessories. WCHA reprint of 1914 catalog of Kennebec Boat and Canoe Co., Waterville, ME. 52 pages with 1911 Appedix. Available from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

A Real Runabouts Review of Canoes by Bob Speltz

Miller, Daniel and Benson Gray, Editors. The Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog Collection CD-ROM. Contains 23 Kennebec Boat and Canoe Company Catalogs from 1910-1941. Published by Dragonfly Canoe Works and available here.