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help on old town canoe serial number 25898

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Anthony Danforth, May 25, 2019.

  1. Anthony Danforth

    Anthony Danforth New Member

    Can anyone help me find the build sheet on my old town canoe serial number 25898 thanks .
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 25898 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, open spruce finish rails, a keel, outside stems, and a painter ring. It was built between February and April, 1913. The original exterior paint color was Yale blue. It shipped to Springfield, Mass. 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. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at 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 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 if you have any other questions.


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