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Old Town #173515

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Lil Pup, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Lil Pup

    Lil Pup New Member

    Hi, I'm brand new to this group and will appreciate any information I can learn about an Old Town Canoe that I bought this past weekend at a yard sale. Serial number 173515 and there is "SR" painted on one end? Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 173515 is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between November, 1963 and February, 1964. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on March 30th, 1964 to Mayland, Tennessee. A scan showing this build record can be found 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 donate or join.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. See more details about a similar canoe. Someone at Camp Nakanawa may have more information about the "SR" painted on the end. The page at has their contact information. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck,


  3. OP
    Lil Pup

    Lil Pup New Member

    You are awesome! Thank you so much for tracing down this information!

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