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Canoe storage solution for a vaulted ceiling

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Benson Gray, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    If you have a marine supply store with a large vaulted ceiling and want to display many canoes then the image below may offer a solution but I'm not sure that I would recommend this. More creative minds may be able to offer a humorous caption for this image.


  2. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Very cool photo. Any idea when this was taken?
  3. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    That's not a marine supply store. It's a candy shop!
    Neat photo. Thanks for sharing the photo.
  4. OP
    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I would guess that it is from the late teens or early twenties based on the outboards to the right. It has nothing written on the back and it was in an Old Town Canoe Company file with some other old pictures that do not appear to be related. It is also curious that most of the canoes do not even appear to be Old Towns.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  5. 1905Gerrish

    1905Gerrish LOVES Wooden Canoes

    What are the wheeled items on the left?
  6. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    So that's what those are. The knob on top of the flywheel is to spin the motor to start it and you try to stay away from it while it is running?
    Ant idea what the wheeled units are on the left?
  7. D_Sabine

    D_Sabine Procrastinator

    Looks like the old 'one lunger' marine engines on the left.
  8. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Imagine something loose getting into the holes in those outboard flywheels, or even worse, into the spokes of the flywheels on the one-lungers. Our ideas of reasonable guards and safety design have come a long way in the last hundred years.
  9. thompsonboatboy

    thompsonboatboy LOVES Wooden Canoes

    beautiful photo
  10. Ed Moses

    Ed Moses LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I do believe that the "wheeled units on the left" might be water pumps. Note the pressure tanks that get progressively larger along the line of pumps. Small ones in the foreground. Don't believe marine engines had those attached.
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

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