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Possible Chestnut?

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by mschaller, May 14, 2018.

  1. mschaller

    mschaller New Member

    I am new to the forum and old canoes so am hoping you can bear with me. I found this old 16' canoe. The owner says its a Chestnut and its been restored.


    I noticed something interesting. All the filled nail holes along the inwale.


    Rear seats hung from the inwale. No hardware through the inwale for anything. Decks are new I think:)


    Thwarts also look new. No tapered ribs. Flat bottom, ribs look narrow and keel holes every other rib.


    Could this be an old Chestnut? I'm wondering if all the nail holes in the inwale are from a cap from closed gunwales.

  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    I think it is a Huron Canoe.
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  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    currently on kijiji, not a chestnut its a huron built canoe. rail caps and seat hanger cleats are a dead giveaway, rib profile and planking as well. they hot rodded the decks is all.

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