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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Howie, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    OldTown 117105, a 16 foot Yankee I've been told.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 117105 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, and a keel. It was built between January and April, 1936. The original exterior paint color was yellow. It shipped on May 25th, 1936 to Buffalo, New York. A scan of this build record can be found 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 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. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thank you!

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