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ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special

Made in Fredricton, New Brunswick this is a big, extraordinarily sturdy canoe. With 3” wide ribs set on 3 1/2” centers at the keel, this craft was designed to be both a very stable fishing boat as well as a freighter. The carrying capacity is nearly 1,000 lbs.

These canoes were used primarily for Salmon fishing on the rivers of New Brunswick and Northern/Central Maine as they could be poled or paddled through the rapids of some swift rivers.

While the seats have been replaced a long time ago, every other bit of wood including the 6” wide Oak center thwart, is original and in excellent condition. Given it’s age, we think that’s noteworthy. Photos, specs and restoration details are below.

Photos:
ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special

ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special
ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special ca. 1938 Chestnut Ogilvy Special



Canoe Statistics:

Serial Number:
  Construction Date:
ca. 1938 (original owner purchased 1939)
Length:
20 feet
Beam (maximum):
40 inches
Weight (approx):
120 lbs.
Depth (amidships):
12 inches
Color:
Dark Blue



Woods:

Ribs:
Northern White Cedar (no imperfections)
Planking:
Northern White Cedar (no imperfections)
Gunwales (in and out):
Spruce
Decks:
Oak
Thwarts:
Oak and Maple
Keel:
7/8" Oak

 

Seats:

Seats:
Mahogany (not original)



Restoration Details:

  • Hardware - New stembands and carriage bolts for the seats and thwarts.
  • Exterior Hull - 3 coats of canvas filler, 2 coats of Interlux Brightside primer and 3 coats of Interlux Brightside in Sapphire Blue on #8 mildew resistant canvas.
  • Interior Hull - 8 coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss varnish.
  • Decks, seats and thwarts - 10 coats of Epifanes Clear Gloss varnish.

Defects Still Present:

  • None

Price: $5,700.00


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