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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by MAH1, Jun 7, 2018.
Looking for information on the above Old Town Number
Third time is a charm? Technically challenged.
The Old Town canoe with serial number 169587 is a 16-foot long Otca model equipped with a keel. It was built between December 1959 and March 1960. The exterior was originally painted dark green. It was shipped on March 3, 1960 to Mechanicsville, New York. Around 1957, Old Town began to build only one grade of canoe, which usually had mahogany gunwales and spruce for the remaining “trim” wood and western red cedar planking -- none of which was usually indicated on build records. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image 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/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 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.
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