1974 White Canoe Company Canoe
Posted by: leccvg on Feb-20-13 4:28 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
In September 1976 I bought a used canoe from a teacher in Maine who guided adventure trips in Maine in the summer months. It is 18.5 feet of layed up fiberglass with a balsa core bottom, mahogany gunnels and deck and ash seats. I still have it and would like to sell it but I thought I would get info on it first. My bill of sale matches the hull number which is WCC88018M74F. Any ides of what model this would be? Thanks
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Picture would help.|
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-20-13 11:18 PM (EST)
I might even be interested depending on condition etc. But in any event - a picture would do the trick.
Posted by: OldBill on Feb-21-13 6:56 AM (EST)
If it is symmetrical and has recurved ends I think it would be their Guide model. Although I think that was listed as 18'3" long. They also made the Lighting which would have been 18'6" long and asymmetrical with plumb ends but I don't think they were making the Lighting in that time frame but I have missed placed my data from that era so this is coming from memory which could be sketchy
Posted by: leccvg on Feb-22-13 5:06 PM (EST)
Posted by: leccvg on Feb-23-13 11:33 AM (EST)
See if this works for pics. http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/28134962_zD6VHb
Posted by: MORiverPaddler on Feb-23-13 1:15 PM (EST)
Paddletothesea, do you know this one?
Posted by: leccvg on Mar-06-13 2:17 PM (EST)
Anyone have an idea?
Posted by: OldBill on Mar-06-13 2:34 PM (EST)
I am going with Guide
Posted by: leccvg on Mar-10-13 9:47 PM (EST)
Posted by: JackD on Mar-12-13 11:45 AM (EST)
....what it is, but I like it. Nice lines.
Posted by: MrTee on Mar-16-13 10:45 AM (EST)
I would go with the Guide model. I actually have a White they made for me in 1980'ish timeframe. I notice yours has the old logo on it, really dates the boat, in their later years it was a scrolly 'White' logo centered on the side.
Love the decks.|
Posted by: tktoo on Mar-16-13 11:26 AM (EST)
Posted by: leccvg on Mar-25-13 1:42 PM (EST)
I very much appreciate all of your information. I have used it on Maine and Maryland lakes, ponds in Connecticut, and slow rivers in Maryland. It is so stable, I felt very comfortable putting my wife, me, 3 kids and gear for day trips in the craft. It has a keel of sorts that is so effective, raising paddles in the wind gives a very effective forward motion. It shows its use on the Allagash (some scrapes and FG repairs) but is still a sound and sturdy boat. The lines are beautiful to my eye. It is in Maryland now; maybe I'll have to take it for a trip down the Susquehanna in PA, and maybe interest my kids and grandkids.
Posted by: ppine on Mar-30-13 11:34 AM (EST)
As in EM White? One of the classic canoe lines of all time. Talk to Rollin Thurlow or Jerry Stelmok at Island Falls Canoe.