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Old Town 159017

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Nay, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. Nay

    Nay Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Is there a build sheet and history for Old Town 159017?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 159017 is a 15 foot long, AA (or top) grade, fifty pound model with a floor rack. It was built between December, 1952 and February, 1953. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on May 21st, 1953 to Suffolk, Virginia. 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 the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,


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