Artwork developed from a catalog of the Rice Lake Canoe Company c. 1900. The catalog includes several striking colored images of the watercraft designed and produced by the firm.
At the time of publication, the Rice Lake Canoe Company had already been in production of various watercraft for over 40 years, based at Gore's Landing on Rice Lake, south of Peterborough. Images are of "Herald's Patent Cedar Canoe" which was touted as a durable, stable, and handsome watercraft. The catalog includes a variety of hardware options, configurations (including sailing canoe options), and accessories to outfit any sportsman or leisure seekers.
A 16ft version of the Patent Cedar Canoe (painted) would have cost approximately $58, not including shipping. Thwarts are constructed of cedar, decks are butternut and gunwales are oak.
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