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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    131338 17 Thanks
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 131338 is a 17 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, half ribs, a keel, outside stems, rub rails, and a painter ring. It was built between January and March, 1941. The original exterior paint color was light green above the rub rail and dark green below with a black stripe and Greek ends edged in gold. It shipped on April 2nd, 1941 to Dover, New Jersey. The note on the back side of the card indicates that it may have moved to Denville, New Jersey by March, 1974 when there was a previous request for a copy of this build record. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

    131338.jpg 131338-b.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 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 renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Please provide a picture if the original design is still showing. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Thanks,

  3. OP
    David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson, She's exited , we're going to restore her dads canoe back to the way it was with the original paint job.

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