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Canoe id

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Craig Johnson, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I was looking for a thread or a video that describes how to take photographs to identify a canoe. I can't seem to find it although I was sure I had seen one. A little help please. Thanks
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  3. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    If the canvas is off it can also be helpful to take pictures of the planking...the gore and the entry into the stems can provide some very helpful clues. WRT to interior pictures it is very helpful to show the rib profiles ...some builders taper them, some do not, the edge chamfers also offer clues.
  4. OP
    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I thought there was already a thread that described this but I will start one with sample photos if you will put it in the proper place.
    What photos should I take to help Identify my canoe?

    Sample photos to help Identify a canoe.
    Profile, showing shape of stems. also measure overall length.
    Interior, to show seat and thwart configuration.
    Bottom, to show type of keel if there is one.
    Decks, shape of deck, any decals or even shadows of missing decals or tags are helpful.
    Seats, both bow and stern, shape and webbing materials if original, also to see type of hanger bolts.
    Stem, the shape of the stem, the serial number of course if there are existing records, even the font of the numbers can be indicators.

    These are just the basics to get you started. There are many more details that can be looked into if these dont get you an answer.
  5. TimJardein

    TimJardein Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the tips, Craig! Loved the photos as well.
  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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