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Old Town Canoe, Serial # I 89296 C

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by kidyslas, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. kidyslas

    kidyslas New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm a new joinee, and surprised to learn that there are so many OT devotees. I'm interested in finding out about my Old Town which I just bought. I knew the original owner as well as the two who then owned the boat before I bought it. As stated, the serial number appears to be 'I 89296 C', and the canoe is red in and out except for the wooden checkerboard-type pattern on the floor.

    Any information is very appreciated,
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 189296 is an 16 foot long fiberglass Carleton model with no keel that weighed 79 pounds. It was built in April, 1972. The original exterior gelcoat color was red. It shipped on May 31st, 1972 to Providence, Rhode Island. The back side of this record shows that there was some light shrinkage on the stern end and light gelcoat on the stems. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

    189296.jpg 189296-b.jpg

    These scans 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 contribute, 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 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,

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  3. OP

    kidyslas New Member

    Hello Benson, thank you for the welcome, and for the information which indeed identified my canoe. I am considering joining or gifting the WCHA.

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