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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.

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

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

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

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

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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

    Andre Cloutier 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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