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Old Town Serial number info

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by JuliaP34, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. JuliaP34

    JuliaP34 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi all!
    I was wondering if there is someone who can help me with some info on a 16’ Old Town canoe? My research has been limited since I don’t really know what I have... the serial number is 232707.
    I have included some pics below as well. Thank you in advance for any info or help received. It is greatly appreciated!!


    Ps- pics aren’t showing up. I have them saved in an album named old town canoe. I may have to post a few more times before I can include the pics? Sorry. New here and just learning the rules. I will try to get them posted.
  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Hello, and welcome to the WCHA!

    Someone who has the build records will be able to post the build sheet; it usually doesn't take long.

    There are instructions for posting photos here:
    You should be able to post them any time. If you saved the album onto a file sharing service (OneDrive, GoogleDrive, etc), you can post the link here as well.
  3. OP

    JuliaP34 Curious about Wooden Canoes

  4. OP

    JuliaP34 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here are the pics I meant to post but had a clearhead moment last night lol.
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town with serial number 232707 is a 16 foot long Guide model with a keel. It was built between April and July, 1980. The weight was 78 pounds. The original fiberglass exterior was left clear to show the natural wood. It shipped on August 7th, 1980 to Dallas, Pennsylvania. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.


    This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 renew.

    It is 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.

  6. OP

    JuliaP34 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank u so much for this! You have been a great help!

    JSRIII Curious about Wooden Canoes

    WOW, that's not a canoe, that's a museum piece. What a beautiful boat!!!!!!! Hopefully someday mine will look half that good.......
    JuliaP34 likes this.

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