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Old Town?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by vtwoodworker, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. vtwoodworker

    vtwoodworker Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Picked this up locally. Was told it was an serial on keel reads 17 13792. Any help appreciated! 20181027_110011.jpg
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 13792 is 17 feet long, AA (top) grade, a Charles River model planked with Maine white cedar, with open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, thwarts and seats and equipped with a keel and half ribs. It was built between February and April 1910. The exterior was originally painted dark green. It was shipped on April 19, 1910 to Island Pond, Vermont. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind 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 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.

  3. OP

    vtwoodworker Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks!!! That matches the boat, and the history of it starting out its life in Island pond that was told to me by the previous owner. Lookingnforward to this project, this boat is besutiful!

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