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Old Town Serial Number 118961 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by KWhitney, May 24, 2020.

  1. KWhitney

    KWhitney Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Certainly 16' but not sure of model.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 118961 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts, oak seats, and a keel. It was built between August, 1936 and February, 1937. The original exterior paint color was similar to the one shown at which was known as the design number 37. It was shipped on June 8th, 1937 to the Webster, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found 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 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 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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