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Old Town 172793 18

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Fitz, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Dear Wood Canoe Gurus:

    Could I please have the build record for this one?

    Cheers,

    Fitz
     
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Fitz --

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 172793 is an 18 foot long Otca equipped with a keel. It was built between January and March 1963. The exterior was originally painted pale blue. It was shipped on May 28, 1963 to Laconia, New Hampshire. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

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    This scan and several hundred thousand others 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.

    Greg
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    This one is ready to go back on the water.

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  4. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    Stunning!
     

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