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Old Town 16 Foot Canoe Sn

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Hopman, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I would like to have any information on an Old Town 16 foot canoe sn 139114 please
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 139114 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and a keel. It was built between January and March, 1944. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 29th, 1944 to Flint, Michigan. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

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    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 also 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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    Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you so much. I’m picking it up in the morning. Do you have any information on where I might purchase the original color,dark green?
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The bottle green from Kirby's Paint at https://kirbypaint.com/products/kirbys-vintage-color-chart is very close. Most paint suppliers offer a dark green option so pick one that you like.

    Benson
     
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    Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks I was hoping to get close to original.
     
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    Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi again Benson. Quick question. The 16 footer above has a center thwart. Was that an accessory offered or did someone fashion one up. From the images I've seen in the posts the pads on it look authentic.

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  7. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    This was not mentioned on the build record but could be an original carry yoke as shown in the 1944 catalog page attached below.

    Benson



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    Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks again for your wisdom... Is that catalog available to view/download on line?
     
  9. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Hopman

    Hopman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Great thanks
     

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