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Old Town Serial Number 157940

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Jim Moffitt, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Jim Moffitt

    Jim Moffitt New Member

    I would appreciate information on Old Town canoe #157940. It is advertised as 15 foot from 1952. I would like to determine the model and approximate weight of the canoe. Thanks.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 157940 is a 15 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between June and July, 1952. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on July 10th, 1952 to Fort Ann, New York. A scans of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

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    This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 the canoe. This canoe was listed as being 58 pounds in the 1952 catalog so it is probably more than that now. (Everything seems to gain weight over time.) Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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