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Serial number build card

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by handy, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. handy

    handy Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I'm looking for information on an Old Town wood and canvas canoe serial number 150091 it is a 16 foot canoe
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 159091 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and a keel. It was built between January and May, 1948. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June 16th, 1948 to Mountainview, New Hampshire. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 donate or join.

    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

    handy Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you very much Benson I'm in the middle of restoring it and it's good to know what I'm restoring

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