SOLWAY, Kenneth. MASON, Bill].
Title: Story of the Chestnut Canoe : 150 Years of Canadian Canoe Building. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  Nimbus, Halifax, 1997, ISBN:1551092212
Seller ID: 24100
SOLWAY, Kenneth. The Story of the Chestnut Canoe : 150 Years of Canadian Canoe Building. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1997). First Printing. Pp[i]-ix,(1),-166. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, pale blue card covers. "The c anoe is the defining icon of Canadian heritage, and the Chestnut Canoe Company - incorporated in 1907 in Fredericton, NB - was the crowning achievement among the great canoe companies in Canada. [...] Complete with photographs, illustrations, and selected pages from original canoe company catalogues, The Story of the Chestnut Canoe is a fascinating account of a successful Canadian business whose name has become synonymous with its products." - from the rear cover. Contents: I. From the Aboriginal's to the White Man's Canoes: 1. Introduction; 2. White Man's Canoe Innovations; 3. Peterborough Area Canoe Builders. II. The Chestnut Canoe Company: 4. The Chestnut Family; 5. Evolution of the Chestnut Canoe Company; 6. The Rise and Fall of Canoe Corporations. III. Canoe Company Catalogues: 1903-1936. IV. Not All Chestnuts are Alike: 7. Models and Classes of Chestnuts; 8. Where the Chestnut Forms Are Today; 9. How We Build Chestnut Canoes Today. V. A Tale of Two Paddlers: 10. Omer Stringer; 11. Bill Mason. With bibliography and index. Gift inscription inked inside rear cover, else very good. 25.00