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1971 188928

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Lucas, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. Lucas

    Lucas New Member

    Hello everyone , I am new here. Found a supposedly 1971 Old Town Trapper on Craigslist . Was wondering if there is any information on serial number 188928. It has either had the canvas removed or maybe possibly it came this way . Thanks !
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town with serial number 188928 is a 15 foot long Trapper model with rub rails and a keel. It was built in April, 1972. The original fiberglass exterior was clear to show the natural wood. It shipped on May 3rd, 1972 to Champaign, Illinois. A scan showing 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 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. See for a similar one. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


  3. OP

    Lucas New Member


    Thank you for the welcome ! Also thank you so much for the information. All of this makes sense . This is the correct canoe . I purchased it in Champaign County Illinois . So it has spent its whole life here. It seems to be in fairly decent shape . I did not know Old Town made a canoe with a clear finish like this .

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