J.H. (John Henry) Rushton began building boats in 1875 in Canton, New York. He quickly became well known for his Rob Roy-style decked canoes and pulling boats.
J. H. Rushton
This page is from the 1911 catalog of Chicago hardware retailer Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. The canoes featured are the Hudson River model (built by the Detroit Boat Company), the Indian Girl model (built by J. H. Rushton, Inc.), the house brand REV-O-NOC model. While the cut for the REV-O-NOC model looks like that of the Indian Girl, neither the lengths offered or dimensions are that of J. H. Rushton.
This undated catalog is circa 1908-1910, based on the Old Town Otca model offered only in 16- and 17-foot lengths. The 18' Otca first appears in Old Town's 1911 catalog.
This catalog is dated ca. 1884–1885 based on the companies move from 1 Cortlandt Street to 178 Broadway between 1883 and 1884, and by comparison to an 1886 J. H. Rushton Catalog.
This young lady is being taken for a paddle in a Grade A Rushton Indian Girl canvas canoe. She is well-equipped with a carpet, backrest, and fan.
The heart-shaped decks, bar thwarts, and trapezoidal stern seat strongly suggest that this canoe is a Rushton Indian Girl model canvas covered cano