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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Sep 4, 2020.
# 79914 not sure if it's 16 or 17 footer thanks, Dave
The Old Town canoe with serial number 79914 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, and a keel. It was built between August and October, 1923. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June 10th, 1924 to Lakeville, Connecticut. A scan of this build record can be found below.
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.
Thanks Benson, It's been hanging in the same boathouse for over 30 years.
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