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OT 179872 - 15

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by mccloud, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. mccloud

    mccloud Wooden Canoe Maniac

    This canoe is presently located in Maryland. Purchased by the father of the present owner, who remembers it being delivered, wrapped in plastic, when he was a kid. Four broken ribs, some stem tip rot, some planking & decks need replaced, but restoreable. Has a front seat with hole in frame for a sail rig. Machine woven cane. Small piece of what may be dacron with the Old Town decal on it is all that remains of the original skin- so a possible lightweight. Posted number is the best I can read from the bow stem - stern stem is unreadable. I will be a consultant to the owner, who wants to bring it back to 'original', as he does a restoration. Please post the build sheet and let me know if I've gotten it right, and I'll pass it on to the owner. Thanks. Tom McCloud
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 179872 is a 15 foot long featherweight model with Dacron in place of canvas, a keel, a mast seat, and step. This was built between January and February, 1968. It shipped on December 3rd, 1968 to State College, Pennsylvania. The original exterior paint color was dark green. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached 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 if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, 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 the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,

  3. OP

    mccloud Wooden Canoe Maniac

    That's it, Benson. Thanks a lot. TM..

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