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Serial number/build record

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Jim Eckler, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Jim Eckler

    Jim Eckler New Member

    Old Town, 13'. Serial #172084. Tell me all you know, Benson! Thanks.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 172084 is a 13 foot long, fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between May and July, 1952. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on July 12th, 1962 to Dewitt, Syracuse, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.


    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 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 renew.

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


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