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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dave Osborn, Jun 10, 2019 at 2:03 PM.

  1. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Here is another. Thank you again for the time you take to run these numbers down.
    Dave
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 125802 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, and a keel. It was built between November, 1938 and March, 1939. The original exterior paint color probably looked similar to the one shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design37.gif which was known as the design number 37. Please attach some pictures if the original design is still showing. It shipped on May 1st, 1939 to Chicago, Illinois. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

    125802.jpg

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I appreciate your life membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. You are most welcome,

    Benson
     

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