The name ‘Peterborough’ was often used to describe any open Canadian type canoe but more especially those with a lightly rockered hull which had a moderate beam and some tumblehome. Our example has relatively narrow waterlines fore and aft to make her quick to paddle and a stable shallow veed bottom amidships with tumblehome to make her stable. We have given her 5 planks per side in order to produce a well rounded and attractive hull shape which is not difficult to build using stitch and tape techniques. She will be excellent for lake and river paddling. She uses 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm Exterior or Marine plywood and weighs approximately 60 lbs when made with 4mm ply.