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2215
$10,285.00

RARE E.M. WHITE CANOE COMPANY SAMPLE CANOE.

This canoe dates to around the 1920’s and is a 52″ model. Edwin White of Maine was one of America’s earliest builders of wooden canoes. He was also an early builder of wooden boats and began making his canoes in the late 1880’s. This is obviously a White Canoe and exhibits the deck cut-out in the exact shape that Edwin White used. He was in direct competition with the famous Old Town Canoe Company in Old Town, Maine, who eventually bought the White Company out in the 20th century. According to scholars, there are only a couple documented White Canoe samples known so this is exceedingly rare. This canoe is fitted with two appropriate paddles of the period which may be Old Town paddles? One looks to be Birdseye Maple. SIZE: 52″ l. CONDITION: With the exception of some scattered paint flecking, the canoe is in outstanding condition and most certainly a beautiful and rare example. 52384-2 (7,000-9,500) – Lot 2215


Auction: Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction - August 2017
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