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Ot Sr# 88511-16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Brad Posey, May 10, 2018.

  1. Brad Posey

    Brad Posey An Old Man with a New Project

    Yet another request. Thank for your time spent for me.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 88511 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, a keel, a floor rack, sponsons, and a brass painter ring. It was built between October, 1925 and April, 1926. The original exterior paint color was gray with "W. B. C. C." lettered on the right bow and left stern. It shipped on May 14th, 1926 to Rye, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image 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 join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. You may want to take a closer look at that serial number and confirm the overall length of the canoe in a straight line. The 16 on the end of the number you provided indicates that you really have a 16 foot long canoe. The information at may help. Some pictures would also be good. Feel free to reply if you have any other questions.

  3. OP
    Brad Posey

    Brad Posey An Old Man with a New Project

    Sorry Benson, I incorrectly posted the wrong Sr#..............
    This is the number I was supposed ask for information on is sr# 88541 It should be for a 16ft.
    I apologise.

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