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Old Town serial # 154453__16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Dannenberg, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. David Dannenberg

    David Dannenberg Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I am looking for information about the above referenced canoe.


  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 154453 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, low end HW (heavy water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, thwarts in place of seats, and a keel. It was built between June and July, 1950. The original exterior paint color was aluminum. It shipped on February 20th, 1951 to Scranton, Pennsylvania. A scan of this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 donate, 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 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. OP
    David Dannenberg

    David Dannenberg Curious about Wooden Canoes


    Thanks so much for the quick reply! I am deciding whether to buy this thing. Seems to be in good mostly original condition. Do I need it? You know the answer the question "How many canoes do you need?", right?

    I will renew my membership if it has expired and will send a donation to the organization. I do appreciate the work and this is a wonderful resource.


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