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Old Town Canoe - 17' (?) - S/N 99564 - looking for info

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by salmonpro, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. salmonpro

    salmonpro New Member

    I am looking for information on an old Old Town Canoe that I have had for a long time - S/N 99564 - I believe it's 17' and it's in original condition - possibly repainted but never rebuilt or restored. Built with diamond head bolts. Would like to sell it but looking for original info. Also, could anyone point me in a direction to find its worth?

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 99564 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between October, 1928 and April, 1929. The original exterior paint color was auto gray. It shipped on June 22nd, 1929 to Hopatcong, New Jersey. It was damaged and returned on July 3rd, 1929. The repairs required one new rib, 10 feet of planking, and refinishing for a total of $20.80 as shown on the back side of the card. It was then resold and shipped to Auburn, Maine on August 6th, 1929. Scans of both sides of this build record can be found by following the links behind the thumbnail images attached below.

    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/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html to renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. The messages at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?57 are the best information about the worth of a canoe like yours. The classifieds at http://classifieds.wcha.org/ are often one of the fastest ways to find a good new home for a canoe like this if you plan to sell it. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,

    Benson
     

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    salmonpro

    salmonpro New Member

    Thank you for the information!

    How would I find the value of this canoe? I do have pictures.
     

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    salmonpro

    salmonpro New Member

    Worth of canoe?

    Thanks for information - what would be the best way to find out the value of it? We are a little scared to just fly by the seat of our pants - :D I have attached some pictures of it.
     

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