Wood Canoe Manufacturer Database

Wood Canoe Manufacturers

The William English Canoe Co. was established in 1861 by William English. He died in 1891, and the business carried on under William’s younger brother Samuel and partners John Carveth and John Baptiste O’Dette. In 1914 the company was purchased by the owners of the Peterborough Canoe Company who maintained the English brand name until sometime in the 1920’s, but moved operations to the Peterborough Canoe Company factory.