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Picking up 2 Old Town canoes tomorrow

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Old_Paddler, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Winter projects.
    SN 96286
    SN 80670 15

    Are build sheets available?

    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 96286 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was built between November, 1927 and March, 1928. The original exterior paint color was battleship gray. It shipped to Long Island City, New York.

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 80670 is a 15 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, fifty pound model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, and birch seats. It was built between October, 1923 and 1925. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on March 25th, 1925 to Washington Depot, Connecticut.

    Scans showing both of these build records can be found below.

    These scans 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 donate, 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 these descriptions don't match the canoes. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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  3. OP
    OP
    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Awesome, thank you.
     

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