Build Record Search

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Lew's Canoes, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Lew's Canoes

    Lew's Canoes Canoe Builder

    Please post Build Record for OT #93891 - 17. Hopefully we have the numbers right - very hard to see....Thanks, Lew
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 93891 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts. oak seats, a keel, a floor rack, and rub rails. It was built between February and May, 1927. The original exterior paint would have been similar to the one shown at which was known as the design number 23. The colors were matched to a paint sample that had been provided. It shipped on May 21st, 1927 to Buffalo, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image 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 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 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.


Share This Page