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Serial No. Inquiry

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by dkreig, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. dkreig

    dkreig New Member

    I have a what I believe is an Old Town Canoe that my Dad found in the Wappingers Creek in Salt Point, NY in the mid-1960s. As a teenager I helped restore it, and am now using it with my grandkids. The bow and stern stems are shorter (by two ribs) than the other Old Town Canoes I have. The serial number is 16 followed by 13054.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 13054 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with red western cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, long ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, spruce outside finish rails, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between December, 1909 and April, 1910. The original exterior paint was dark green. It shipped on April 26th, 1910 to Jackson, Michigan. A scan of this build record 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. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at 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 to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Canoes with a family connection are always extra special. The length of the inside stems did change over time. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,



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