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On the front of some of the rarer wooden canoes at the WCHA (Wooden Canoe Heritage Association) meeting at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks, there were decal and brass badges.  These identified the builders and sometimes the stores that distributed the canoes.  My favorite was the J.H. Rushton from Canton, NY on the famous “Indian Girl” canoe:

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ISO 400, F/9.5, 1/500 sec, 105 mm Lens

The next top one was a gold leafed decal on the mahogany deck coaming of a B.N. Morris canoe and others:

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The Carleton Canoe Co. was in Old Town, Maine where Old Town Canoes were also make nearby as were the White Canoe Co.:

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Two famous canoe makers in Canada, the Lakefield Boat and Manufacturing Co in Lakefield and Peterborough Canoe Co.:

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Anyone heard of Aberecrombie & Fitch?

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One of the oldest and most famous canoes:

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