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Old Town Serial Number 171841 16

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

  1. KWhitney

    KWhitney Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I believe this is a 16' Guide(?).
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 171841 is a 16 foot long Guide model with thwarts in place of the seats. It was built between February and May, 1962. The original exterior paint color was aluminum. It shipped on May 28th, 1962 to Raymond, Maine. A scan showing 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. 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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