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Old Town Serial number 85588

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Andy Blodgett, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Andy Blodgett

    Andy Blodgett New Member

    Hi, Thanks for this great resource. Looking for information on old town and serial number 85588.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 85588 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, and a keel. It was built between October, 1924 and March, 1925. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 15th, 1925 to Chicago, Illinois. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image 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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