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Discussion in 'General WCHA Business' started by Benson Gray, Nov 15, 2018.

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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    FROM THE 1890s: If you ever had any doubts about the lifespan of a wood/canvas canoe, take a look at this 15-foot beauty! Members Kathy Klos and Denis Kallery refer to her as “the EBW” because these are the initials on the bow thwart, and because they are uncertain who built it. Construction-wise, she probably dates back to the 1890s, appears to be Maine-built, and has features similar to Gerrish canoes of that era: closed gunwales that extend beyond the stems with the ends wrapped in leather, thwart mortised into the gunwales, and American chestnut trim. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #mainecanoe

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    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    WEE LASSIE + 2 FEET = BURLY LADDIE: Member Geoffrey Burke built this beautiful lapstrake canoe which traces its heritage back to 1883 when John Henry Rushton built the famous Sairy Gamp for “Nessmuck”, who then took it on a 300 mile cruise through the Adirondacks. This canoe is a stretched version of the famous Wee Lassie design, and is ideally sized for an average adult and a light camp outfit. Made from cedar, cherry, oak, and tamarack – the same woods that Rushton used – she is beautiful to behold and a joy to paddle. #wcha #wchaorg #canoe #woodencanoeheritageassociation #woodencanoe #chocoruaboatworks #rushtoncanoe

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