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Request Info on Old Town #24652

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Ken Allison, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Ken Allison

    Ken Allison Whitefish, Montana

    Was told, when I purchased it, that this is a 1912 AA Grade but want to confirm and learn as much more as possible about this fine canoe from the available records. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 24652 is an 18 foot long, AA grade, Ideal model with western red cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany trim, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between December, 1912 and March, 1913. The original exterior paint color was dark red with a gold stripe and turned down ends. This may have looked similar to the image at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design33.gif known as design number 33. It shipped on March 25th, 1913 to Providence, Rhode Island. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

    This scan was created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. Additional information about 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 join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.html to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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