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Ot Sr No 165853

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

  1. Brad Posey

    Brad Posey An Old Man with a New Project

    can you help me with this sr no?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Sure, the Old Town canoe with serial number 165853 is an 18 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with half ribs, a keel, and a floor rack. It was built in January, 1957. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on January 30th, 1957 to Salinas, California. A scan of this build record and a picture of the serial number from the recent eBay listing at can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

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    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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Last edited: May 10, 2018

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