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Old Town Record Search 130912

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by floydvoid, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. floydvoid

    floydvoid Curious about Wooden Canoes

    OT 130912 16
    Hello, Just acquired a new boat! I was told it was and OTCA, but it has short decks, so maybe an HW? 16' long, former sailor, but no evidence of the rigging. I was told that it was at a camp on the CT river prior to 1960s.
    Time to re-up the membership!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Congratulations and welcome back, the Old Town canoe with serial number 130912 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between November, 1940 and June, 1941. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It was shipped on June 11th, 1941 to the East Hartford, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.


    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. 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 renew.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if these descriptions doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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