About the Historic B.N. Morris
B.N. Morris built canoes in Veazie, Maine from the 1880s to 1920. His canoes are considered to be some of the finest wooden canoes ever built. No Morris forms survived the 1920 fire that destroyed the canoe factory. After finding an original 15-foot Morris at the Adirondack Museum, a customer commissioned me to recreate this lovely canoe. As with the other reproductions that I build, I go to great lengths to faithfully reproduce the canoe just as B. N. Morris would have built it.
The Type 1 canoes have short decks and spruce inside rails and mahogany outside rails, decks, and seat frames. All the seats are hand-caned. To aid in lifting the canoe and for tying the boat down, small mahogany hand thwarts are added just aft of the decks. The seats can be arranged for tandem or solo paddlers.
The Type 3 model is similar to the 17-foot Morris model, Type 3. It is finished off with extended mahogany decks and coamings, both inside and outsider rails are mahogany, a mahogany floor rack, an oak keel, outside stems and a choice of two tone paint.
Custom paint options for designs and logos are available on any of the canoe models.
15′ B.N. Morris
- Length……… 15 ft
- Width……… 30 1/2″
- Depth………. 12 1/2″
- Bow Height….. 25″
- Weight……… 60 lbs
Model “A” Type I, $4400 —Short mahogany decks with carrying handles, spruce inside rails, no floor rack and single color
Model “A” Type III, $4800
Extended mahogany decks and coamings; Mahogany thwarts, rails, floor rack and two-tone paint
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