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Old Town 170747

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Andy Hutyera, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy

    The above canoe came into my shop for a rebuild. Most of the original canoe is still there but I would appreciate the build record.

    Thanks in advance.

    Andy
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 170747 is an 18 foot long Otca model with a keel. It was built between January and March, 1961. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on May 10th, 1961 to Patton, Pennsylvania. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

    170747.jpg

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. 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 donate, 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 renew.

    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. Thanks,

    Benson
     
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    Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy

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