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OT 225316 15

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Craig Johnson, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Please, and thank you in advance.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town with serial number 225316 is a 15 foot long Trapper model with a keel. It was built in December, 1971. The original fiberglass exterior was left clear to show the natural wood. It shipped on May 24th, 1979 to Concord, Massachusetts. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at 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 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 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. fred capenos

    fred capenos Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Steel Staples
    I’m working on this canoe and discovered that the ribs are fastened to the inwales with two steel staples. Has anyone else encountered this
  4. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    Yes... I'm working on a canoe for my buddy who dropped his. The inner rails popped away from the ribs all along one side and a little on the other. I ended up replacing them with ring nails. I think it was a thing that Old Town switched over to reduce production costs.

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