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17 ft Octa

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by CPC, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. CPC

    CPC Curious about Wooden Canoes

    41A36F1C-2BDE-4455-A7DB-36001EF2CDA0.jpeg is the spec sheet available for this canoe. SN 43531 17.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 43531 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between June, 1916 and March, 1917. The original exterior paint color was battleship gray. It shipped on April 11th, 1917 to Cleveland, Ohio. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.


    This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    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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  3. OP

    CPC Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you very much for the information. Regards

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