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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Benjinothedog, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Benjinothedog

    Benjinothedog New Member

    The above serial number is on a fiberglass covered boat—can you tell me the model, spec, and original color?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 180474 is a 16 foot long Guide model with fiberglass covering instead of canvas and a keel. It was built between April and May, 1968. The original exterior paint color was white. It shipped on May 22nd, 1968 to Des Moines, Iowa. A scan of this build record can be found 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 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 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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