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S/n Search - Old Town 17 Footer

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Michael, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Michael

    Michael New Member

    Hi Folks,
    Please check this s/n in your database:
    35925 - 17

    I've been told it's an Old Town, but there aren't any company marks that I can find.
    Thanks!
    Michael
    Dover, NH
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 35925 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, half ribs, and a keel. It was built between January and March, 1915. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 13th, 1915 to Buffalo, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    35925.jpg

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. 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 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 this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     
  3. OP
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    Michael

    Michael New Member

    Hi Benson,
    Thank you very much for looking up my canoe's birth certificate - very interesting !

    Michael
    Dover, NH
     

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