I bought a used canoe a few days ago from a guy in town. its around 17’ long, fiberglass and has three keels (bilge keel) i have removed the top coat of paint but cannot find a manufactorer name or plate of any kind. i would put a picture up but this message board doesn’t allow picture yet. I am trying to see what kind of canoe it is. it looks like it might be from the 70’s or 80’s. it has a stretched diamond design on both sides and also on the stern and bow decks. i can email a picture if you think you could identify it. or i am looking for a website that might have an inventory of older canoes. thanks
Years ago in the Minnesota Canoe assoc news letter they had many stories from Uncle Wally. If I recall in one of them he used one of those three keeled canoes as a sled. He gave the name of it. If you search the archives of the MCA back 10-20 years you might happen upon it.
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pictures of canoe
good idea jhb8426! here are the links to some of the pictures of the canoe.
I wanna say it’s a “Dolphin” but I’m too
old for you to trust my memory. I remember the triple keel and high ends.
I’m thinking an older Scott (Mid Canada Fiberglass) Temagami
Watson in Ontario also used 3 keels. The ends are very upswept and interior trim cannot be seen in the photos, so i can’t say its one of theirs.
CoreCraft, a Minnesota builder, used triple keels and a raised, diamond insignia on the center bilge. They’ve been out of business for years.
It is a Core Craft Sno Wonder! thanks for your help. i did a search and saw lots of old pictures. thanks
old three keeled canoe
I bet it is a Core-craft, they were made in Bemidji Minnesota