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Need Help With Kennebec And Old Town Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Mark Daiute, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Mark Daiute

    Mark Daiute New Member

    Greetings. I own Old Town canoe 168035-13, I believe it to be a 50 pounder, any intel would be appreciated

    A close friend has Kennebec 12846, a fine canoe in original condition andy intel on that would also be greatly apreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Newcastle, ME
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town build record for serial number 168035 shows a 13.5 foot long lapstrake sailboat so that doesn't seem much like your canoe. My guess is that you have serial number 168085 which is a 13 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between September, 1958 and January, 1959. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 21st, 1959 to Framingham, Mass. Scans showing both of these build records can be found by following the links at the thumbnail images attached below.

    168035.jpg 168085.jpg

    These scans 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 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. The information about the Kennebec canoe with serial number 12846 is available at from a previous request. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

  3. OP
    Mark Daiute

    Mark Daiute New Member

    Thank you very very much, this is incredible.

    The second scan is truly my boat, it all adds up. Thank you for the data on the Kennebec.


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