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History of this canoe?

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Joe Bradley, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. Joe Bradley

    Joe Bradley New Member

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    This is an early Royalite canoe from U. S. Rubber. This material was eventually renamed Royalex and the company became Uniroyal. See for some of the history. Yours appears to be a Thompson Royal-Craft as shown in the undated flier below. Thompson first introduced a canoe like this in 1964 at the Chicago Boat Show. It may not have any ultraviolet protection so I wouldn't leave it out in bright sunlight.


    Last edited: Nov 17, 2021

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