I’m trying to date and price a Grumman canoe. It was my dad’s and he had a stroke and can’t tell me anything about it.
This is what I’ve gathered from googling:
- The information plate on the boat reads indicates it was built in Bethpage, NY. It appears to follow that it was built between 1944-1952.
- People suggest calling Marathon to date the boat, but someone said they did and were told that they don’t have the info for boats of this age.
- it’s a square end which seems less common than the double end, wondering if this would make it worth more, or less, or neither.
There is a fairly large range of what people are asking for used Grummans and I just have no idea where this boat would fit on the continuum.
Also, wondering, what to look for as far as condition. On a quick look I see no significant dings or dents, what else should I look for???
I’m trying to attach pics here, not sure if it’s going to work. Not pictured is an original wood folding seat.