|Wooden Canoe Eras
|1893-1901||Clinker-built, board-and-batten, wood-canvas||Various Maine builders|
|1903-1904||Board-and-batten, birchbark||Various Canadian builders|
|1905-1907||Board-and-batten, wood-canvas||Various Canadian builders|
|1908-1925||E.M. White Canoe Company/wood-canvas||Old Town, Maine|
|1926-1979||Chestnut Canoe Company/wood-canvas||Fredericton, New Brunswick|
Donald Fraser Canoes/wood-canvas
Temagami Canoe Company/wood-canvas
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canoe Type or Manufacturer. Canoes did not come exclusively from the builders listed, but they were the dominant sources of canoes in their eras.
1902-1904: Birchbarks were the canoes obtained in Mattawa during the Trip In, because that was the canoe available at the HBC and from the guides.
Chestnut: The start of the Chestnut era was sometime in the late 1920s. Chestnut's large-volume, fast Prospector had become the ideal canoe for Keewaydin trips, and probably, there was a desire to save the duty on canoe importation from the U.S. In the 1960s and 70s, Keewaydin would become one of Chestnut's largest non-dealer customers.
E. M. White: Henry McLeod became a builder at White, influencing the decision to switch from Old Town.
1980-81: There were no wood-canvas canoe purchases in these years between the demise of Chestnut and the start up of Don Fraser's shop. Reimers bought as many Chestnuts as he could in 1979, Chestnut's last year. In the end, he got 20 17-foot Cruisers, Prospectors and Guide's Specials. The last 18-foot Prospector built by Chestnut did not arrive as it was run over by a truck at the factory. The arrival of Scott Kevlars in 1979 and 1980 eased the need for canvas-canoe purchases in those years.
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