Detroit Boat Company

The Detroit Boat Company offered four canoe models during a short period between 1910 and 1912. The different models were built on the same molds, and differ only in trim, as described below.

Detroit Bell Isle Model, 1910 and 1911

Hudson River Model – Spruce gunwales (closed), oak stems, oak or ash thwarts, seats and decks.

Yukon River Model – Rails spruce or mahogany; decks, thwarts, seats of mahogany.

Belle Isle Special – the Deluxe version, with 34″ decks and gunwales of mahogany, and oak thwarts and seat frames.

Takoma Special – 18′ length only. Same as Yukon River, but with higher stems and more upswept sheer. Decks birdseye maple or mahogany. Rails mahogany or maple. Seats and thwarts to match decks. 1911 catalog claims only 100 to be built that year, and no more than 5 to be sold in a single city.

LengthMax. BeamBeam at RailsDepth
Data from 1911 catalog.