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Old Town Hw

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by LittleIronSides, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. LittleIronSides

    LittleIronSides New Member

    Hi- I am the proud new owner of an Old Town canoe and was hoping to find out some more info on it, serial # is 87397 18
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Welcome to the WCHA.

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 87397 is an 18 foot long, AA (top or premium) grade model with western red cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, decks, thwarts, and seats, equipped with a floor rack. The canoe was built between March and August 1925. The original exterior paint was done in Old Town’s design 22, with the name “Vera” painted in 2 inch yellow letters. It was shipped to Lee, Massachusetts on August 8, 1925.

    A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail images attached below.
    87397 - 19052.jpg

    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 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 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.

  3. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    I failed to add that the canoe is an HW (heavy water) model, as shown on the build record.
  4. OP

    LittleIronSides New Member

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