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16 foot Old Town

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Bill Perron, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Bill Perron

    Bill Perron Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Hi All (Benson?)

    Do you have any information on a 16 foot Old Town # 148495.

    Thanks and

    All the best

    Bill Perron
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 148495 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and a keel. It was built between April and June, 1947. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on February 2nd, 1948 to New London, Conn. 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 as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to renew.

    It is also 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.


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