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Build Record Request

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Lew's Canoes, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Lew's Canoes

    Lew's Canoes Canoe Builder

    Please post Build Record for OT #176322-16. Should be an OTCA from the 1960's. Thanks, Lew
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 176322 is a 16 foot long Otca model with mahogany decks and a keel. It was built between June and July, 1966. The original exterior paint color was pale blue. It shipped on July 14th, 1966 to Fayetteville, New York. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 https://www.woodencanoe.org/about to learn more about the WCHA and https://www.woodencanoe.org/shop to donate or join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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  3. Gene U

    Gene U New Member

    Do you have the build record for OT #172563 15? I bought it used in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1970s. Ralph Frese at the Chicagoland Canoe Base helped me to replace several ribs and recanvas in the late 1980s. In retirement, I’m finally trying to finish it.

    thanks
    Gene Unmuth
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 172563 is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between October, 1962 and June, 1963. The original exterior paint color was dark green which was later repainted red. It was shipped on June 21st, 1963 to Groton, Connecticut.

    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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ 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 https://www.woodencanoe.org/about to learn more about the WCHA and https://www.woodencanoe.org/shop to donate or 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. Good luck with the repairs,

    Benson



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