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Old Town Canoe - Serial # 115060 18

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Danny Greene, May 14, 2018.

  1. Danny Greene

    Danny Greene New Member

    Hi there. My folks are going to be downsizing soon and are looking to sell an antique Old Town 18ft canoe that they've had in their garage forever. My Mom indicated that she's the original owner and that she had won it as a raffle prize in the 1950s in Connecticut. Any additional background info you may have for this canoe would be great. Thanks!

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 115060 is an 18 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with red western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, a keel, a floor rack, and a bang plate along the full length of the keel. It was built between December, 1934 and July, 1936. The original exterior paint color was Navy blue. It shipped on July 10th, 1936 to East Hartford, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached 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 contribute, 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 possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. The classifieds at http://www.wcha.org/classifieds are often the fastest way to find a good new home for something like this. The wood and canvas canoe valuation guide at http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/57/ may help. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with the sale,

    Benson
     
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    Danny Greene

    Danny Greene New Member

    Wow Benson. Thank you for the quick turnaround and thorough data! The canoe is ~14 years older than my Mom thought. She was blown away when I told her. Thanks to all involved in making this forum tick. Well done!

    Dan
     

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