Last night my brother dropped off an old canoe that his ex- wanted to get rid of. Was too dark to look for the plate but the name on the side was "Pere Marquette". Looks to be a molded fiberglass type construction. Tried a few different search engines and didn't come up with anything. Anybody have any info?
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maybe this company|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-30-05 2:06 PM (EST)
Hi, Jonathan. I don't know if it's the same company but take a look at this article for some info:
Search of US Coast Guard MID database|
Posted by: mcwood4 on Jul-30-05 2:19 PM (EST)
turned up nothing. If you wish to try, go to: http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic_database.htm
I bought a P.M. in the late '60's.....|
Posted by: tapelgan on Jul-30-05 5:32 PM (EST)
...at a garage sale in WA state. 16' tandem. Used it for several years w/ 3 small kids. Fiberglass. Believe it is/was made in Michigan.
Originally made in Scottville MI|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-30-05 10:37 PM (EST)
They built both canoes and fiberglass runabouts at one time. Heavy probably hand laid with Aluminum gunwales decks and seat supports. I have one in poor condition that is beyond reasonable repair but can't throw it in the dump because it is part of the local history of the county.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-31-05 1:03 PM (EST)
Pere Marquette Canoes were indeed made in Scottville, Michigan and their 16-footer, the Scout, which was the only length that I believe this company ever offered, was a heavy bugger with a listed weight of 80 lbs. A friend has one and they weigh at least that much......
Pere Marquette Canoe|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-10-09 8:28 AM (EST)
Just purchased a P.Marquette canoe myself, and I too hit a road block on its history. Mine needs some TLC, but it's a solid canoe. If you come across any info, shoot it to me. Thanks. RM
Posted by: old_user on Jun-12-09 9:02 PM (EST)
I was just given a Pera Marquette, 16ft. squair back, its in purty rough shape but I think I can fix it good enough to get a few more good years out of it
Passed Down Generations|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-01-10 4:52 PM (EST)
I'm from Scottville (a town of 1200 and finding one of us to admit it is even harder). My Grandfather had a PM canoe and it went to my father when he passed. This is one heavy sucker! It's a tank. It will also sink when it capsizes. There is most certainly an iota of sentimental value to both the boat and the company. Scottville, BTW, was originally a settlement on the banks of the Pere Marquette River and gradually moved "up the hill" a mile in the late 1800's.
Posted by: old_user on Jun-08-12 8:34 AM (EST)
I recently bought a P-M Myself. My girlfriend and I started restoration,here are a few photos of ours,we paid 10 dollars at a yard sale and she is entered in her first race for Curwood Festival in Owosso MI on the Shiawassee River. Not Trying to break a speed record just have fun. We enjoy our P-M. Guess we cannot add photos just now, sorry. Look for the blue and yellow U of M in photo section. Enjoy your P-M.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-30-12 9:25 AM (EST)
Hope you enjoy the pics.we found out most of the info. on our P.M. from word of mouth.A lot of fellow paddlers here in MI. knew more than we could find on the computer,so good luck with your research howard
Posted by: old_user on Sep-03-12 7:46 PM (EST)
Posted by: hikerdude911 on Jun-07-13 4:50 PM (EST)
I haven't seen one in 40 years. They were small fiberglass canoes the only ones I ever saw. Don't know who made them or where the company went.
Posted by: Oldcanoer on Apr-11-15 9:31 AM (EST)