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Build Record Request

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dave Osborn, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Hi Guys!
    Please post the build record for a 16' Otca.......129390-16
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 129390 is a 16 foot long, CS grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, a shoe keel, painter rings, and a middle thwart. It was built between February and May, 1940. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 13th, 1940 to Bloomington, Ill. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    This scan was 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 join or contribute 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. Good luck,


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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2005

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