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Old Town serial number 85238 build sheet

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by markfkleinmk, May 30, 2020.

  1. markfkleinmk

    markfkleinmk New Member

    May I please have the build sheet for our canoe. It has been in our family over 50 years and we enjoy using it. I now must register it in Ohio. Having the build sheet may help with that. Serial number 85238. Thanks. Correction: serial number is 165236.
     
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    markfkleinmk

    markfkleinmk New Member

    CORRECTION: I did some more work on carefully cleaning off the serial number. The correct number appears to be 165236. It is a 17 foot Old Town Canoe.
     
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  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 165236 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Otca model with a keel. It was built between June and July, 1956. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 13th, 1957 to Elmhurst, Illinois. 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. 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 donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue.

    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 donate, 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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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    markfkleinmk

    markfkleinmk New Member

    Hello Benson, everything in the description does match. Thank you for providing this. Also, I did donate and I appreciate the great information and service you provide. Regards, Mark
     

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