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Old town xtc97997m77a-2

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by adammuzzy, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. adammuzzy

    adammuzzy New Member

    xtc97997m77a-2 Is the entire serial number. Looking for any info, charts, etc about this canoe. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 197997 is an 16 foot long fiberglass Carleton model with a keel that weighed 80 pounds. It was built in November, 1973. The original exterior gelcoat color was red. It shipped on August 10th, 1976 to Hadley, Massachusetts. A scan showing 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 also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. More information about this canoe is available from http://www.wcha.org/store/complete-old-town-canoe-company-catalog-collection in the scanned catalogs from the 1970s. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,

    Benson
     

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