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#142088-16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by BRWWKG, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. BRWWKG

    BRWWKG Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Please post a copy of the build card for OT #142088-16.
    Guessing it is from 1941 or 42 and AA grade.
    Thanks
    Bruce
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 142088 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between May and June, 1945. The original exterior paint color was fire red with a guide's special green bottom. It was shipped on July 7th, 1945 to Lakeport, New Hampshire. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to join.

    It is also possible that they 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.

    Benson
     

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    BRWWKG

    BRWWKG Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson.
    Surprising that this canoe was two colors and CS grade. Currently it is all DK Green and has mahogany rails with the screws bunged. The interior is like new and just needs to be recanvassed. The owner thought it was a 1941.
    It currently lives on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee and would indeed have been delivered to Lakeport (by train).
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    If you have verified the serial numbers on both ends then the rails are probably replacements. This is not an era when the screws would have been bunged at the factory.

    Benson
     

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