Canadian Canoe Company

The Canadian Canoe Company was founded in 1892, following the destruction by fire of the Ontario Canoe Company. In the 1920s it was gathered together with the Chestnut Canoe Company and Peterborough Canoe Company under the umbrella of Canadian Watercraft Ltd. As en entity, Canadian Canoe Company folded in 1961. For the most part, the wood & canvas canoes from the three companies were of the same design.

Identifying Features:

The serial number, if present, will be stamped on the inboard upper face of the stem. Canadian Canoes are known to use a format of two leading digits, which are the model number, followed by a serialized number. No information apart from the model can be gathered from the serial number.

Canadian Canoe Company Canvas Canoe Models

Model Number
Model Name
Dimensions
Notes
Pleasure Models
42Breeze14 x 32 x 12 
44Balmy15 x 34 x 12 
4315 x 37 x 11½
Chinook16 x 31 x 12
44-AHiawatha16 x 34 x 12With outside stems.
 Airfloat16 x 33 x 12Sponsons and outside stems
44-BHabitant16 x 34 x 12 
50 16 x 34 x 12Special Canvas Canoe
Trappers and Lightweight Canoes
90Feather11 x 34 x 12Lightweight
39Pup12 x 32 x 12 
40Cub13 x 30 x 12 
41Rat14 x 32 x 12 
42Mink15 x 34 x 12 
95Carry15 x 34 x 12 
Cruiser Canoes
45Patrol16 x 34 x 12 
46Tourist17 x 35 x 12 
48Forester18 x 37 x 13 
Prospector Canoes
51-PLeader14 x 34 x 13 
51-SScout14 x 34 x 13Square Stern
52-PSurveyor15 x 35 x 13½ 
52-SLookout15 x 35 x 13½Square Stern
53-PCamper16 x 36 x 14 
53-STripper16 x 36 x 14Square Stern
54-PGeologist17 x 37 x 14½ 
54-SMiner17 x 37 x 14½Square Stern
55-PHunter18 x 38 x 15 
55-SExplorer18 x 38 x 15Square Stern
 Voyageur16 x 37 x 13½
18 x 39 x 16
Square Stern
 Sectional16 x 36 x 14Square Stern
Freight Canoes
60Selkirk17 x 45 x 17 
60-SPioneer17 x 46 x 18Square Stern
62Fraser18 x 46 x 18 
62-STrader18 x 46 x 18Square Stern
70Albany18 x 50 x 21 
 Factor18 x 50 x 20Square Stern
6419 x 44 x 19
71Yukon19 x 51 x 21 
71-SSupplier19 x 51 x 21Square Stern
67Klondike20 x 54 x 20 
67-SDistributor20 x 54 x 20Square Stern
74York22 x 62 x 24 
74-SPacket22 x 62 x 24Square Stern