1939 16' Old Town Yankee - fully restored
This is a gorgeous 16' Old Town Yankee wood/canvas canoe from 1939, serial # 126196-16. It was fully restored in September 2018 and looks just like it did when it left the factory. Well, not quite true - this is red (my wife's choice!), the original was green. It hasn't even seen water yet. It weighs a very manageable 71#.
The canoe was restored with the same methods used to build it in 1939; clenched brass tacks, silicon-bronze screws and bolts, and hand filled canvas. Woods used are ash decks, seats, and thwarts; white cedar ribs; red cedar planking; spruce inner and outer rails. All wood is steam bent into shape. The stem bands are brass. Seats have been recaned. The canoe was recanvassed with #12 cotton duck and 'filled' with a traditional oil and silica mixture along with a modern mildewcide treatment (instead of traditional white lead!). Modern marine paint (Epifanes) and varnish was used.
I have been restoring canoes since the mid 80's and manage to complete 3 or 4 per year. I use the marine grade materials and the proper traditional techniques. With minimum care this canoe will last for many more generations.
$1800 OBO, cash only. Note - trailer is not included.
09/03/2019 (9 months)