TSC Alumni Association launches War Canoe Restoration Project
The Taylor Statten Camps’ ( Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo) War Canoes are considered the largest wood / canvas canoes in the world (42 ft. long, 59 inches wide at the midpoint, 20 inches in depth). They can seat over 30 paddlers. Made by the Peterborough Canoe Company in 1926 on a special work order from Taylor Statten (The Chief ), they are still used daily at Ahmek and Wapomeo during the summer.
They have been maintained by Stan Murdock, Bill Statten and Dave Standfield over their nearly 80 year history.
The time has come for a significant restoration effort. First, this involves building a sizable winterized working space, then repairing any wood damage and re-canvassing. The Canoes will be repaired over two winters, one at a time. Last re-canvassed over 30 years ago, the TSC Alumni Association is now calling on your help! Our plan is to fundraise in the winter and autumn months of 2013 in order to begin the restoration before 2013 is out.
The TSC Alumni Association is pleased to gift to you the following items with your contributions on a first come first served basis. Contributions are not tax deductible.