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Hello! Serial 15 136749 Old Town Sponson flat back

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by goodgnus, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. goodgnus

    goodgnus New Member

  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 136749 is a 15 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, square end paddling model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash and spruce seats, half ribs, a keel, outside stems, sponsons, and a rowing seat. It was built between December, 1942 and May, 1943. The original exterior paint color was olive drab. It shipped on May, 24th, 1943 to Duluth, Minnesota. 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. 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 http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to join.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. See https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/12957/ for another example that shipped under the same order number. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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