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Decked Sailing Canoes

... some published plans ...


Canoe designers in the late 19th century were quite free in sharing their designs, and frequently published them in the leading journals of the day. Not always easy to locate, and certainly not indexed, these journals can be found in libraries. The accompanying table gives the references so that interested folks may more easily find the original articles.

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Abbreviations:

Forest & Stream, a major sporting publication of the day
Field = The Field, Britain's answer to Forest and Stream
Rudder = The Rudder, a major yacht and boat journal
Canoe & Boatbuilding = Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs by W.P. Stephens, an impressive compilation and instruction guide for building these types of boats.
T&M = Traditions and Memories of American Yachting by W.P. Stephens.
AS = The Amateur Sportsman.

 

See also Outing magazine. Fritz Fenger's original stories appeared there. Canoeing bits also appeared in various yachting magazines and might contain details of rig or sailing techniques even if plans are lacking.

The Plans column indicates what was published for a particular canoe. Unless noted, every listing includes a Lines drawing. In addition, C = construction details, Offsets = offsets, and S = sail plan.

Most of these designs are for canoes 16' long by 30" wide - the standard size for ACA racing at the time. A few related canoe yawl designs, which are typically larger, have also been included.


Canoe

Designer

Builder

Reference

 Lines and...

15 x 31.5 Racing Canoe

W.P. Stephens

--

Forest & Stream
1/16/1890; 324

Offsets

ACA Cruising Class Canoe

D.B. Goodsell

--

Forest & Stream
2/7/1903; ?-118

C, S

American Cruising Canoe

W.P. Stephens

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets

Annie
Canoe Yawl

J. Henley

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Lines only

Atlantis

S.R. Stoddard

F. Joyner

Forest & Stream
4/4/1889; 225-227
Forest & Stream
5/9/1889; 328-329

S

Bat

W.P. Stephens

St. Lawrence River Skiff, Canoe, & Steam Launch Co.

Forest & Stream
2/5/1891; 56-57
T&M

Offsets, S

Battledore

A.C. Smith

Forest & Stream
8/18/1894; 148-149

C, S

Canoe Yawl

W. Baden-Powell

--

Field
2/25/1893; 297
Field
3/4/1893
Field
4/15/1893

C, S

Canoe Yawl, 16'

C.G. Davis

--

Rudder, Nov. 1895

C, S

Canoe Yawl Excelsior

Wm. Atkin

--

?

-=-

Canuck

F. Jones/
M. Sauve

M. Sauve

Forest & Stream
8/18/1890; 178-179
Forest & Stream
10/16/1890; 260-261
Forest & Stream
12/25/1890; 466-467

Offsets,
C, S

Cassie
Canoe Yawl

George Holmes

--

Forest & Stream

Detail sketches

Charm

W. Stewart

--

Forest & Stream
11/11/1888; 236-237

Offsets, C

Cruising Canoe

E.T. Holding

--

Field
1/9/1892; 63

Offsets, S

Dot

Wm. L. Alden

J. Everson

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

Ellard

J.H. Rushton

Forest & Stream
1/8/1885; 476

Lines only

Elliott Canoe

W.S. Elliott

W.P. Stephens

Rudder
1898; 89-91

Offsets,
C, S

Fly

Paul Butler

W.F. Stevens

Forest & Stream
10/3/1889; 216-217
Forest & Stream
10/10/1889; 237
Forest & Stream
10/17/1889; 255-258

Offsets, C, S

Foggy Dew

G.W. Ruggles

Forest & Stream
3/3/1900; 94-96

C, S

Genetta

Linton Hope

--

Forest & Stream
11/3/1906; 705-706
Forest & Stream
11/10/1906; ?

S

Grayling

J.H. Rushton

Forest & Stream 1/8/1885; 476

Lines only

Guenn

J. Hyslop

Forest & Stream
4/19/1888; 256-257
Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets,
C, S

Hyla

J.H. Rushton

AS (date, p ?)

C

Iris
Canoe Yawl

--

J.A. Akester

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

Ione

E.T. Birdsall

Bradley

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

Isalo

G.U. Laws

H. Finn

Forest & Stream
3/16/1892; 242

S

Jersey Blue

W.P. Stephens

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, C

Laloo

C.G.Y. King

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

S

Lassie

W.P. Stephens

J. Everson

Canoe & Boatbuilding

C, S

Mersey Canoe

--

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

S

Much Quicker

--

T. Fearon

Forest & Stream
7/20/1907; 106

S

Nautilus

W. Baden-Powell

Canoe & Boatbuilding

C, Offsets

Notus

R.W. Gibson

Chas. Piepenbrink (or maybe Bowdish and Sons)

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

One-Design Canoe Yawl

W.P. Stephens

--

Forest & Stream
3/30/1895; 260
Forest & Stream
4/6/1895; 279-280

Offsets, C, S

Pearl No. 3

E.B. Tredwen

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, C

Pearl No. 6

E.B. Tredwen

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets

Pecowsic

E.H. Barney/F. Joyner

F. Joyner

Canoe & Boatbuilding

S

Princess

Longworth

J.H. Rushton

Forest & Stream
1/8/1885; 476

Lines only

Racing Canoe

--

Burgess and Packard

Forest & Stream
3/16/1907; 424-426

C

Raritania

W.P. Stephens

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets

RCC Cruising Canoe

Linton Hope

--

Forest & Stream
3/3/1900

Sail plan only

RCC Racing Canoe

--

--

Forest & Stream
1/28/1892; 92

S

Sailing and Paddling Canoe

C.E.W. Armstrong

--

Forest & Stream
1/10/1889; 507

Lines only

St. Lawrence

J.H. Rushton

Forest & Stream
1/8/1885; 476

Lines only

Shadow

--

--

Forest & Stream
1/14/1892; 44

C, S

Snake

--

J.H. Rushton

Forest & Stream
1/22/1885; 516-517
Forest & Stream
2/26/1885; 95
Forest & Stream
3/5/1885; 116

S

Sunbeam

--

J. Everson

Canoe & Boatbuilding

C

Tandem Canoe

W.P. Stephens

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

Uncle Sam
Old Glory

B.B.
Crowninshield

W.F. Stevens
Mather Launch
and Canoe Co.

Forest & Stream
7/6/1901; 11-14

S

Union Boat Club One Design

F.A. Fenger

J.R. Robertson

Forest & Stream
6/25/1910; 1025

S

Vagabond

W.P. Stephens

McWhirter Bros.

Forest & Stream
8/16/1888; 74-75
Canoe & Boatbuilding
T&M

Offsets,
C, S

Vanessa VII

Linton Hope

Bathurst

Forest & Stream
5/5/1900; 354

S

Vesper

R.W. Gibson

J.H. Rushton

Canoe & Boatbuilding

Offsets, S

Vital Spark Canoe Yawl

--

--

Canoe & Boatbuilding

S

Yakaboo

F.A. Fenger

--

--

--

Zip

C.W.D. Dyer

--

Forest & Stream
10/15/1891; 239

Offsets, C

Based on info from Tim Gittlin and others. Back to the Canoe Sailing Page.