Old Town

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    help with number 128552 looks like the last two are 18 just going from a photo. thanks, Dave. it has sponsons.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 128522 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, a floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between December, 1939 and March, 1940. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on April 29th, 1940 to Paterson, New Jersey. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    128552.jpg

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. 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 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 renew.

    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.

    Benson
     

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