Help support the WCHA Forums by making a tax-deductible donation!

Old Town 20' Serial #160394 Info Request

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Jeffrey_Day, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jeffrey_Day

    Jeffrey_Day New Member

    Looking for any and all information.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 160394 is a 20 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, guide model with half ribs and no keel. It was built between June and October, 1953. The original exterior paint color was G. S. (Guide's Special) green. It shipped on March 30th, 1954 to Brule, Wisconsin. 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 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 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.


Share This Page