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Seeking info for No. 129248

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Rob Pavey, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I’m helping a friend who found a gorgeous 18-foot sailing canoe - serial number is 129248 and “18” is stamped about six inches to the right (maybe 18 feet?). Also, the “1” is off center to the rest of the numbers, and almost resembles an upside-down “T,” if that makes any difference.
    Any help or a copy of build sheet warmly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Rob Pavey
    Augusta, Ga.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 129248 is an 18 foot long, AA (or top) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, a keel, a floor rack, a mast seat, a mast step, a rudder, and number 6 canvas. It was built between February, 1940 and June, 1941. The original exterior paint color bright red. It shipped on July 11th, 1941(?) to Montgomery, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link under the thumbnail image attached 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. 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 join.

    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
     
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you so much! The canoe is exactly as described, with all parts and accessories present - including sails and keel - and original red paint is complete and in beautiful shape too!
     
  4. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Great find! We love pictures :).
     
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks! I’ll try to upload some pictures - need to figure out how to
     
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here they are (I think)! 4439FD3C-A70B-44CA-9292-404A152FC71D.jpeg 6C6F7FF9-3EF0-44FB-91CF-DED8A4E0F10D.jpeg 50566F79-3C3A-42D5-8A3B-333E22D96D8E.jpeg 2E6406F4-F133-4578-BB27-32389FAB01AF.jpeg 02B45E90-7C21-4AE2-935A-6010F5ACB91B.jpeg 38F3CA7A-91E6-4C1F-892B-085F5700BBDF.jpeg
     
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

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  8. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    Wow! What a time-capsule!
     
  9. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Oops - Benson, you are correct - the photo of this number is one I took off eBay to text to my friend who found the canoe - to show him what to look for on the one he had. I will try to delete it.
     
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    Rob Pavey

    Rob Pavey Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here is the correct picture.
     

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  12. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    The canoe was shipped/purchased by a guy in Montgomery, NY. Montgomery is in Orange County, Hudson valley town not that far from where I live. Town was named after General Richard Montgomery who got himself killed at the Battle of Quebec in the Revolutionary War, December 1775.

    It looks like a very nice canoe. Enjoy.

    Jim
     

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