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Peterborough Canoe Co. T-Shirt

Peterborough Canoe Co. T-Shirt

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The Peterborough Canoe Co. rose from the ashes of the Ontario Canoe Co. which had been set up in 1883 by J.Z. Rogers across the river from Peterborough. When the Ontario Canoe Co. burned in May of 1892, Mr. Rogers moved the company into town and reinstituted it as the Peterborough Canoe Co., one imagines to capitalize on the name that books and journals were helping to popularize. From 1893 until its demise in 1961 the Peterborough Canoe Co. became something of a national institution in Canada.

Over the years, the shipping department of the company sent out from its red brick factory at 290 Water Street vast numbers of skiffs, launches, runabouts, cruisers, dinghies, dories and all manner of associated equipment such as paddles, oars, skis, toboggans, sleds and even duck decoys. The cedar-strip runabouts themselves became so closely identified with the company that for a time – perhaps in the 1950’s - people might say that the family had bought “a new Peterborough” and mean that it had bought a wooden outboard runabout pure and simple.

100% pre-shrunk cotton.


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