Historic Canoe Catalog Reference Guide


These pages contain selections of historic canoe advertising from the Golden Age of Wooden Canoes. A few of the companies represented here are still in business, but to our great loss, most are not. The legacy of wooden canoes lives on with present day builders - as found in our Builders & Suppliers Directory and Online Builders Catalogs. Some of the magic from the wooden canoe's heyday is captured here.


  • Carleton Canoe, Old Town, Maine
  • Chestnut Canoe, Fredricton, New Brunswick
  • Indian Old Town Canoe, Old Town, Maine
  • Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Company, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kennebec Canoes, Waterville, Maine
  • B. N. Morris, Veazie, Maine
  • Old Town Canoe, Old Town, Maine
  • Penn Yan, Penn Yan, New York
  • Penobscot Canoe Company (PECACO), Milford, Maine
  • Peterborough Canoe Company Limited, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Racine Boat Company, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Robertson Canoes, Auburndale, Massachusetts
  • Robertson & Old Town Canoe, Old Town, Maine
  • Skowhegan Canoes, Skowhegan, Maine
  • St. Louis Meramec Canoe Co., Valley Park, Missouri
  • Tremblay Canoes Limited, Saint Felicien, Quebec
  • E. M. White Canoes, Old Town, Maine

  • Peterborough catalog information was supplied by Rodger MacGregor, email: mmacgreg@1000island.net.
    Peterborough models' and Huron links offsite were supplied by Dave Robinson, email: canoe@mail.neptune.on.ca.
    Racine Boat Company history link offsite was written by Elizabeth H. McGowan of the Journal Times at http://www.RacineCounty.com/.
    Tremblay information was supplied by Joe Ball, email: jbks2@greyowl.mb.ca.
    Most of the other images were supplied by Benson Gray, email: benson@maine.rr.com.


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