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Old Town SN 85313 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by MGC, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    Fossil892, a new member, posted this SN request in the following thread.

    I'm posting here to be sure that the request is seen. The original thread link follows.

    Hello

    Am working on an Old Towne 16' Square Stern Sponson # 8 5 3 1 3 16

    Would anyone be able to furnish info or a Build Sheet on this boat.

    Many Thanks,

    Erik


    Thread link:
    http://lapstrakecanoe.com/forums/in...serial-number-7180-18.15860/page-2#post-81270
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations to Fossil892, the Old Town with serial number 85313 is an 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, speed square stern model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, maple decks, spruce thwarts, spruce seats, a keel, outside stems, a floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between September, 1924 and February, 1925. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on March, 17th, 1925 to Scranton, Penna. A scan 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 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 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. Good luck with the project,

    Benson
     
  3. fossil892

    fossil892 New Member

    Benson

    Thanks so much for the Build Sheet info.

    This boat Never left Home, as it was purchased in It's Delivery location of Scranton Pa.

    Was told that it was a 1948 model year, so this is a nice surprise.

    Boat is very solid & was well kept by original owner.

    It's just getting fresh paint & Varnish.

    Will attempt to attach photos.

    Erik
     

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