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Old Town 15' Serial #170163 Info Request

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Jeffrey_Day, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jeffrey_Day

    Jeffrey_Day New Member

    Looking for any and all information.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 170163 is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel, mast seat and step. It was built in July, 1960. The original exterior paint pattern was similar to the image at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design04.gif which was known as design number four. It shipped on July 29th, 1960 to Lake Bluff, Illinois. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    170163.jpg

    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 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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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