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Old Town 20ft Guide Serial# 182085

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Maine_Points, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Maine_Points

    Maine_Points New Member

    Hello, I was hoping to find a build sheet for a Old Town 20ft Guide Serial# 182085. I just picked this canoe up in Mapleton Maine. Original owner was suppose let a game warden and Maine guide.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 182085 is a 20 foot long Guide's model with half ribs and no keel. It was built between December, 1968 and May, 1969. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 15th, 1969 to Presque Isle, Maine. 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 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 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
     
  3. ScottSutcliffe

    ScottSutcliffe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I am looking to identify what I think is an Old Town Canoe (16 3408). It's in the process of being restored. Thanks for any answers.
    -Scott
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Is this a 16 foot long canoe with serial number 3408 or the 15 foot long boat with number 163408? Can you post some pictures of the bow deck and interior? Thanks,

    Benson
     
  5. ScottSutcliffe

    ScottSutcliffe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    16 foot serial 3408. I will see if I can get an image to post.
     
  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    There are no build records for the Old Town or Carleton canoes with serial number 3408. Kennebec put this number on a 16 foot canoe in 1910. Does your canoe have a heart shaped deck, a curved bow carry thwart, or rails that extend past the stem? Are there any signs of nail holes or a decal on the bow deck? Pictures would be great. Thanks,

    Benson
     
  7. ScottSutcliffe

    ScottSutcliffe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Yes on the heart shaped deck, not sure about the carry thwart or rails that extend beyond the stem. Will try to get pics for the person who currently has the boat and is working on it. Stay tuned.
     
  8. ScottSutcliffe

    ScottSutcliffe Curious about Wooden Canoes

  9. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    At first blush it looks like a Nutting deck style to me. A closer photo would help. Nutting had a canoe shop/livery on the Charles River. Postcards show up regularly on Ebay of his place.

    Jim
     
  10. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  11. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

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