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Canoe Info - c146298

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by jam010148, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi Benson - It was a pleasure finally meeting you at the assembly. Also, amazing your knowledge of wooded canoes. A neighbor asked me if I knew anything about his canoe. All I know if that it is 15ft long and has a serial number on the stem -- c146298. Can you please provide some information on this canoe?
    thanks
    joe
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Canoes with serial numbers that begin with the letter C are often Canadian and there are no known records available to identify them. The Old Town canoe with number 146298 is 20 feet long so that isn't a good match. You will need to provide pictures of the serial numbers from both ends and some of the canoe to identify it. Full dimensions may help too. Good luck,

    Benson
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    thanks Benson - I have not yet seen the canoe but will ask for pictures.
    joe
     
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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi Benson - I received pictures from the owner of C146298 - attached.
    thanks
    joe
     

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  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    My guess is that your neighbor has a Penn Yan Hunter model as shown below from the 1952 catalog and that the first two characters in the serial number are CL. This model was listed in their catalogs from 1933 to 1960. See http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?attachments/penn-yan-decal1-jpg.7002/ for a more complete decal. There are no known detailed Penn Yan serial number records available so not much more information may be available. Sorry,

    Benson


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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson - I have no idea how you know all this about these various canoes but glad you are WCHA and forum expert!
    thanks again
    joe
     

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