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Old Town?

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by vtwoodworker, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. vtwoodworker

    vtwoodworker Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Pi 20181027_110011.jpg cked this up locally, was told it was an old town? Keel number is
    17 13792? Any help appreciated, thanks!!!
     

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  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 with Maine cedar planking, 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.

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    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 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 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.

    Greg
     
  3. OP
    OP
    vtwoodworker

    vtwoodworker Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks! That matches the oral history I wa given and appearance perfectly! Looking forward to this restore!
     

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