Peterborough Canoe Co.

Old Serial Number Style - One, two or three digit number. Often found stamped on a brass plate.

New Serial Number Style - Typical number consists of 4 + 4 digits and is found stamped in the stems. One set of digits represents the model number. The four digit model number (starting with 14xx or 15xx) was adopted sometime after 1938 and before 1941. Thus, any Peterborough with this serial number scheme was built no earlier than 1939 (this date will be revised as more catalogs become available).

Two tables presented here outline the canoe models Peterborough offered over the years. The first table presents only the canvas canoes, grouped according to major classification (e.g. Prospectors, Cruisers, etc.). The second table is a complete list of all canoe model numbers in numerical order.

Model NumberNameDimensionsNotes
Pleasure Models
none (1929,1938)
1433 (1941,1956)
Otonabee (1st Grade)
Rideau (2nd Grade)
16 x 33 x 12
1814 (1956)Mermaid14 x 32 x 12
1815 (1956)Minetta15 x 33 x 12
26P(1938, 1941)
1434
Champlain Pleasure16 x 33 x 12
26C(1938, 1941)
1435
Champlain Cruiser16 x 34 x 12
1492Champlain16 x 34 x 12
none (1929,1938)Trent (1st Grade)
Severn (2nd Grade)
17 x 35 x 13
none (1929,1938)Quinte (1st Grade)
Abitibi (2nd Grade)
18 x 37 x 13
none (1929,1938)
1426 (1941,1956)
Floatwell16 x 32(inside)/40(overall) x 12Sponsons
Cruiser Models
none (1929,1938)
1440 (1941,1956)
Algonquin (1st Grade)
Huron (2nd Grade)
16 x 33 x 12
none (1929,1938)
1441 (1941,1956)
Iroquois (1st Grade)
Sioux (2nd Grade)
17 x 35 x 13
none (1929,1938)
1442 (1941)
Chippewa (1st Grade)
Mohawk (2nd Grade)
18 x 37 x 13
Guide's Special Models
1443 (1941)16 x 34
1444 (1941)17 x 35
1445 (1941)18 x 37
Trapper's, Lightweights, Specials
86 (1929,1938)
1446 (1941,1956)
Shorty12 x 30 x 12
89 (1929,1938)
1447 (1941)
Muskrat14 x 32 x 12
90 (1929,1938)
1448 (1941)
Bunny15 x 34 x 12
95 (1929,1938)
1449 (1941,1956)
Litelift15 x 34 x 11
Prospector Models
89X (1929,1938)
1450 (1941,1956)
Pond14 x 34 x 13
1488 (1941,1956)Perch14 x 34 x 13Square Stern
90X (1929,1938)
1451 (1941,1956)
Stream15 x 35 x 13½
1489 (1941,1956)Bass15 x 35 x 13½Square Stern
92X (1929,1938)
1452 (1941,1956)
River16 x 36 x 14
1490 (1941,1956)Trout16 x 36 x 14Square Stern
66X (1929,1938)
1453 (1941,1956)
Bush17 x 37 x 14½
68X (1929,1938)
1455 (1941,1956)
Portage18 x 38 x 15
none (1929,1938)
1454 (1941,1956)
Traveller17 x 37 14½Square Stern
none (1929,1938)
1456 (1941,1956)
Navigator18 x 38 x 15Square Stern
Freight Models
566 (1929,1938)
1457 (1941)
Martin17 x 45 x 17
566S (1938)
1458 (1941,1956)
Otter17 x 45 x 17Square Stern
68XX (1929,1938)
1459 (1941)
Birch18 x 46 x 18
none (1929,1938)
1460 (1941,1956)
Transport18 x 42 x 18 (1929)
18 x 46 x 18 (1938)
Square Stern
670 (1929,1938)
1461 (1941)
Thicket18 x 50 x 20
670S (1929,1938)
1462 (1941)
Moose18 x 50 x 20Square Stern
671 (1929,1938)
1463 (1941)
Pelican19 x 51 x 21
671S (1929,1938)
1465 (1941,1956)
Nelson19 x 51 x 21Square Stern
none (1929,1938)Lugger19 x 44 x 19Square Stern
572 (1929,1938)
1466 (1941)
Beaver20 x 54 x 20
572 (1929)
none (1938)
1467 (1941,1956)
Bigboy20 x 54 x 20Square Stern
576 (1929,1938)
1468 (1941)
Lac Seul22 x 62 x 24
576S (1938)
1469 (1941,1956)
no name (1938)
Giant (1941)
22 x 62 x 24Square Stern
Square End Models
none (1938)
1414 (1941,1956)
North Boy16 x 37 x 13½
1479 (1941,1956)Special North Boy18 x 39½ x 16
none (1938)
1413 (1941,1956)
Gadabout16 x 37 x 15Sponsons

 




Model NumberNameDimensionsConstructionYears Offered
1 14½ x 26½ x 11Cedar Rib1909
2 15 x 28 x 12Cedar Rib1909-1921
3 15½ x 29½ x 12Cedar Rib1909-1921
4 16 x 31 x 12Cedar Rib1909-1938
5 16½ x 22 x 12½Cedar Rib1909-1921
6 17 x 35 x 13Cedar Rib1909-1930
7 17½ x36; x 13½Cedar Rib1909-1914
8 18 x 37 x 14Cedar Rib1909-1930
9 18½ x 38 x 14½Cedar Rib1909
10 19 x 39 x 15Cedar Rib1909-1921
15 10½ x 24 x 11Cedar Rib1909
16 11¼ x 24 x 11Cedar Rib1909
17 12½ x 24 x 11Cedar Rib1909
18 13 x 25½ x 11Cedar Rib1909-1914
19 13½ x 27 x 11½Cedar Rib1909-1914
20 14 x 28½ x 11½Cedar Rib1909-1921
20 16 x 30 x 12Longitudinal Strip1938
21 14½ x 30 x 12Cedar Rib1909-1921
22 15 x 31 x 12Cedar Rib1909-1921
23 15½ x 33 x 12½Cedar Rib1909-1921
24 16 x 34½ x 13Cedar Rib1909-1938
26PChamplain (Pleasure)16 x 33 x 12Canvas1938
26CChamplain (Cruiser)16 x 34 x 12Canvas1938
42 15 x 28 x 12Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
43 15½ x 29½ x 12Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
44 16 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1909-1930
44Canadien16 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1938
45 16½ x 33 x 12½Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
46 17 x 35 x 13Longitudinal Strip1909-1938
48 18 x 38 x 12½Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
48 18 x 37 x 14Longitudinal Strip1927-38
50 14½ x 29½ x 12Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
51 15 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
52 15½ x 32½ x 12½Longitudinal Strip1921
53 16 x 34 x 13Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
54 16½ x 35 x 13½Longitudinal Strip1921
61 14½ x 26½ x 11Rib and Batten1909-1914
62 15 x 28 x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
63 15½ x 29½ x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
64 16 x 31 x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
  16 x 31 x 12Rib and Batten1927
65 16½ x 22 x 12½Rib and Batten1909-1921
66 17 x 35 x 13Rib and Batten1909-1921
  17 x 35 x 13Rib and Batten1927
66XBush17 x 36 x 15Rib and Batten1909-1921
66XBush17 x 36 x 15Canvas Prospector1927-1938
67 17½ x36; x 13½Rib and Batten1909-1921
67XVoyage17½ x38; x 16Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1938
68 18 x 37 x 14Rib and Batten1909-1921
  18 x 37 x 14Rib and Batten1927
68XPortage18 x 38 x 16½Rib and Batten, Canvas Prospector1909-1938
68XXBirch18 x 42 x 17Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1938
68½ 18½ x 38 x 14½Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1921
68½XRapids18½ x 40 x 17Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-21
68½XXWillow18½ x 43 x 18Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-21
69 19 x 39 x 15Rib and Batten1909-1921
69XForest19 x 42 x 17½Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-21
69XXSpruce19 x 49 x 19Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1930
69½ 19½ x 40; x 15½Rib and Batten1909-1921
69½XStream19½ x 43; x 18Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-21
69½XXPine19½ x 45; x 20Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-21
70 16 x 30 x 12Rib and Batten1914-1921
72 20 x 30 x 12Rib and Batten1914-1921
74 16 x 30 x 12Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip1909-1921
76 12 x 24 x 11Rib and Batten1909
77 12¾ x 25 x 11Rib and Batten1909
78 13½ x 26 x 12Rib and Batten1909-1914
79 14 x 28 x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
80 14½ x 29½ x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
81 15 x 31 x 12Rib and Batten1909-1921
82 15½ x 32½ x 12½Rib and Batten1909-1921
83 16 x 34 x 13Rib and Batten1909-1921
84 16½ x 35 x 13½Rib and Batten1909-1921
86Shorty12 x 30 x 12Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib, Canvas1914-1938
87 12½ x 32 x 12½Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib1914-1921
88 13 x 34 x 13Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib, Canvas1914-1921
89 14 x 35 x 13Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib1914-1921
89Muskrat14 x 34 x 12Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib, Canvas1927-1938
89XPond14 x 34 x 13Canvas Prospector1930-1938
90Bunny;15 x 36 x 13Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib, Canvas1914-1938
90XStream;15 x 35 x 13½Canvas Prospector1930-1938
92 16 x 38 x 14Rib and Batten, Longitudinal Strip, Cedar Rib1914-1921
92XRiver16 x 37 x 15Canvas Prospector1927-1938
94Juniper16 x 31 x 10Cedar Rib1909
95Litelift15 x 34 x 11Canvas1927-1938
107Juniper15 x 30 x 10½Cedar Rib1909
110Juniper14 x 28 x 9½Cedar Rib1909
111Juniper14½ x 30 x 10Cedar Rib1909
117Juniper15½ x 31½ x 11Cedar Rib1909
129Juniper16 x 31 x 10½Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
141Ontario14½ x 30 x 11Cedar Rib1909
147Ontario15 x 31½ x 11Cedar Rib1909
149Ontario16 x 30 x 10Cedar Rib1909
152Juniper15 x 27 x 9½Rib and Batten1909
154Juniper16 x 31 x 10Rib and Batten1909
174Juniper16 x 30 x 10Rib and Batten1909
176Juniper15½ x 30½ x 10Rib and Batten1909
177Juniper15 x 31½ x 10Rib and Batten1909
200Ontario14½ x 30 x 11Rib and Batten1909
207Ontario15 x 31½ x 11Rib and Batten1909
209Ontario16 x 30 x 11Rib and Batten1909
212Juniper15 x 27 x 9½Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
229Juniper14 x 28 x 9½Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
237Juniper15 x 31½ x 10Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
259Ontario14 x 28 x 9Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
267Ontario15 x 31½ x 11Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
269Ontario16 x 30 x 11Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
328Larger Sailing Canoe18 x 42 x 14Rib and Batten1909
338Larger Sailing Canoe13 x 36 x 12Rib and Batten1909
339Larger Sailing Canoe14 x 42 x 13Rib and Batten1909
340Larger Sailing Canoe15 x 45 x 14Rib and Batten1909
341Larger Sailing Canoe17 x 48 x 15Rib and Batten1909
401Solid Comfort15 x 28 x 11Cedar Rib1909
403Solid Comfort15½ x 29½ x 11½Cedar Rib1909
404Solid Comfort16 x 31 x 12Cedar Rib1909
420Solid Comfort14 x 28 x 11Cedar Rib1909
421Solid Comfort14½ x 30 x 11½Cedar Rib1909
422Solid Comfort15 x 31 x 12Cedar Rib1909
442Solid Comfort15 x 28 x 11Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
443Solid Comfort15½ x 29 x 11½Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
444Solid Comfort16 x 30 x 12Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
449Solid Comfort14 x 28 x 11Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
450Solid Comfort14½ x 30 x 11½Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
451Solid Comfort15 x 31 x 12Canvas, Longitudinal Strip1909
462Solid Comfort15 x 28 x 11Rib and Batten1909
463Solid Comfort15½ x 28 x 11½Rib and Batten1909
464Solid Comfort16 x 31 x 12Rib and Batten1909
479Solid Comfort14 x 28 x 11Rib and Batten1909
480Solid Comfort14½ x 29 x 11½Rib and Batten1909
481Solid Comfort15 x 31 x 12Rib and Batten1909
566Martin17 x 42 x 17Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1938
566SOtter18½ x 48 x 18½Canvas1938
567Sable17½ x 44 x 17½Rib and Batten1909-1921
568Mink18 x 46 x 18Rib and Batten1909-1921
569Otter18½ x 48 x 18½Rib and Batten1909-1921
570Moose19 x 50 x 19Rib and Batten1909-1921
571 19½ x 52 x 19½Rib and Batten1909
572Beaver20 x 54 x 20Rib and Batten, Canvas1909-1938
576Lacseul22 x 62 x 24Canvas1914-1938
576S 22 x 62 x 24Canvas Square Stern Freight1938
603Grade A15½ x 29½ x 11½Canvas 1909
604Grade A16 x 31 x 12Canvas 1909-1921
605Grade A16½½ x 33 x 12½Canvas 1909
606Grade A17 x 35 x 13Canvas 1909-1921
607Grade A17½ x 36 x 13½Canvas 1909
608Grade A18 x 38 x 14½Canvas 1909-1921
623Grade A16 x 34 x 13Canvas 1909
624Grade A16½ x 35 x 13½Canvas 1909
644Grade B16 x 31 x 12Canvas 1909
646Grade B17 x 35 x 13Canvas 1909
648Grade B18 x 38 x 14&Canvas 1909
670Thicket18 x 50 x 20Canvas 1930-1938
670SMoose18 x 50 x 20Canvas Square End1930-1938
671Pelican19 x 51 x 21Canvas 1930-1938
671SNelson19 x 51 x 21Canvas Square End1930-1938
1414Northboy16 x 37 x 13½Canvas1941-1956
1424 16 x 31 x 12Cedar Rib1941
1425 16 x 34 x 13Cedar Rib1941
1426Floatwell16 x 33 x 12Canvas Sponson1927-1938
1427Canadien16 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1941-1956
1430The English16 x 30 x 12Longitudinal Strip1956
1431Lakequeen16 x 33 x 12Longitudinal Strip1941-1956
1432Riverdale16 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1941
1433Otonobee16 x 33 x 12Canvas Pleasure1941-1956
1434Champlain (Pleasure)16 x 33 x 12Canvas1941
1435Champlain (Cruiser)16 x 34 x 12Canvas1941
1437Dart16 x 32 x 12Canvas1941
1438Ace (Round Deck)16 x 32 x 12Cedar Strip1941
1439Ace (V Deck)16 x 32 x 12Cedar Strip1941
1440Algonquin/Huron16 x 33 x 12Canvas Cruiser1941
1440Huron16 x 33 x 12Canvas Cruiser1956
1441Iroquois/Sioux17 x 35 x 13Canvas Cruiser1941
1441Sioux17 x 35 x 13Canvas Cruiser1956
1442Chippewa/Mohawk18 x 37 x 13Canvas Cruiser1941
1443Guides Special16 x 33 x 12Canvas Cruiser1941
1444Guides Special17 x 35 x 13Canvas Cruiser1941
1445Guides Special18 x 37 x 13Canvas Cruiser1941
1446Shorty12 x 30 x 12Canvas1941-1956
1447Muskrat14 x 34 x 12Canvas1941
1448Bunny;15 x 36 x 13Canvas1941
1449Litelift15 x 34 x 11Canvas1941-1956
1450Pond14 x 34 x 13Canvas Prospector1941-1956
1451Stream;15 x 35 x 13½Canvas Prospector1941-1956
1452River16 x 37 x 15Canvas Prospector1941-1956
1453Bush17 x 36 x 15Canvas Prospector1941-1956
1454Traveller17 x 36 x 15Square Stern Prospector1941-1956
1455Portage18 x 38 x 16½Canvas Prospector1941-1956
1456Navigator18 x 38 x 16½Square Stern Prospector1941-1956
1457Martin17 x 42 x 17Canvas1941
1458Otter18½ x 48 x 18½Canvas1941-1956
1459Birch18 x 42 x 17Canvas1941
1460Transport18 x 42 x 17Square Stern Freight1941-1956
1461Thicket18 x 50 x 20Canvas 1941
1462Moose18 x 50 x 20Canvas Square End1941
1463Pelican19 x 51 x 21Canvas 1941
1465Nelson19 x 51 x 21Canvas Square End1941-1956
1466Beaver20 x 54 x 20Rib and Batten, Canvas1941
1467Bigboy20 x 54 x 20Square Stern Freight1941-1956
1468Lacseul22 x 62 x 24Canvas1941
1469Giant22 x 62 x 24Canvas Square Stern Freight1941-1956
1474Club-War30 x 52 x 20Longitudinal Strip1941
1475Club-War30 x 52 x 20Canvas1941
1479Special Northboy18 x 39½ x 16Canvas1941-1956
1488Perch14 x 34 x 13Canvas Prospector Square Stern1941-1956
1489Bass15 x 35 x 13½Canvas Prospector Square Stern1941-1956
1490Trout16 x 36 x 14Canvas Prospector Square Stern1941-1956
1492Champlain16 x 34 x 12Canvas1956
1814Mermaid14 x 32 x 12Canvas1956
1815Minetta15 x 33 x 12Canvas1956
R 30 x 40½ x 19Rib and Batten1914-1921
P404Riverdale16 x 31 x 12Longitudinal Strip1938
V604Lakequeen16 x 33 x 12Longitudinal Strip1938
Club 30 x 50 x 20Rib and Batten1921
 Otonobee/Rideau16 x 33 x 12Canvas Pleasure1927-1930
 Otonobee16 x 33 x 12Canvas Pleasure1938
 Trent/Severn17 x 35 x 13Canvas Pleasure1927-1930
 Quinte/Abitibi18 x 37 x 13Canvas Pleasure1927-1930
 Algonquin/Huron16 x 33 x 12Canvas Cruiser1927-1938
 Iroquois/Sioux17 x 35 x 13Canvas Cruiser1927-1938
 Chippewa/Mohawk18 x 37 x 13Canvas Cruiser1927-1938
 Guides Special Canvas Cruiser1938
 Traveller17 x 36 x 15Square Stern Prospector1927-1938
 Navigator18 x 38 x 16½Square Stern Prospector1927-1938
 Transport18 x 42 x 17Square Stern Freight1927-1938
 Lugger19 x 44 x 19Square Stern Freight1927-1938
 Bigboy20 x 54 x 20Square Stern Freight1927-1938
 Floatwell16 x 33 x 12Canvas Sponson1927-1938
 Dart16 x 32 x 12Canvas1927-1938
 Comet16 x 32 x 12Cedar Strip1927-1930
 Ace16 x 32 x 12Cedar Strip1938
 Single16 x 30Rib and Batten1927
 Tandem16 x 30Rib and Batten1927
 Fours20 x 30Rib and Batten1927
 War-Racer30 x 40Rib and Batten1927
 Club-Racer16 x 30Longitudinal Strip, Canvas1927
 Club-War30 x 52 x 20Longitudinal Strip, Canvas1930-1938
Notes:
  • Data based on catalogs from the years 1909, 1914, 1921, 1927, 1930, 1938, 1941, 1956. Updates will be made as additional catalogs become available.
  • Solid Comfort, Juniper and Ontario decking offered as non-numbered options 1914-1930
  • Models listed in the format Name1/Name2 are listed as First Grade/Second Grade construction.