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Vintage Morris Canoe - $3,500 (Cumberland)

2155 9th Street

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boat type: kayak/canoe/SUP
propulsion type: human
condition: like new
length overall (LOA): 17
make / manufacturer: BN Morris
model name / number: Model A Type 3
year manufactured: 1918
This is a fully restored vintage wood/canvas canoe. It is a 1918 BN Morris, 17' long, Model A, Type 3, with 24" elongated decks, exterior Oak stems and extensive Mahogany top wood. It was one of the most expensive units produced by the BN Morris factory in that year. This is a great collector's item and very rare. The factory that made them burned down in 1919 and was not rebuilt and much of their leading technology and designs were picked up and implemented by other canoe manufacturers. This restoration has brought the canoe back to like new condition. It has new canvas that will not rot. All the ribs and planking are in good condition and old finishes have been removed and new longer serving paints have been applied. It is a grand show piece as well as a great functional unit. The Cedar structure of these old wood canoes does not rot because of the high oil content of the wood leaving repair and replacement of the non Cedar components as the main thrust of most restoration efforts on one of these canoes. With reasonable use and care this canoe could last for another 100 years.

post id: 7764872685

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