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1948 Falcon 185 Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in [Not Specified]

Overview

Price
3500.00
Type Of Boat
Make
Falcon
Model
185
Year
1948
LOA (feet)
16
Deck Material
Hull Material

Location

City
[Not Specified]
Province/State
Alberta
Country
Canada

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
Trailer
Yes
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Yes
Winter Cover
Yes
Color of Canvas
grey
Bimini (after)
Not Specified

Further Comments

This 1948 Peterborough Falcon 185, double wide canoe is an exact copy of the 1947 Peterborough Falcon 185, double wide canoe, with one modification.... A 3" slab of mahogany on the back end, to accommodate the heavy weight of the prototype first ever built outboard engines that were being designed in 1948... This is Canada's first powered boat, it cost 75 dollars Canadian (plus the engine), most commonly used for traveling the St.Lawrence river from home to market, made of soft cedar, they most commonly ended up at the bottom of the river from saturation. The outer shell was covered in fiberglass in 1995 to protect the wood from damage and avoid saturation... This one made it's way out west 45 years ago, and was stored indoors for most of it's life. Other than a couple of fishing expeditions per year in Sylvan Lake, Alberta (between 1995 and 2005) this boat has been indoors protected from the elements.... The history of the Peterborough canoe company can be viewed here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Canoe_Company and it is believed that this is the very same boat make and model of canoe that was given to Queen Elizabeth, by the Peterborogh Canoe Company, in 1948, when she was still a princess. I am interested in selling this boat, I am willing to restore it, or sell it as is, depending on your preference...
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