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Serial Number Information Request

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by hornbeam, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. hornbeam

    hornbeam Forester

    Good evening,
    I am requesting the build sheet for a 16' Old Town #172331, with ash decks.
    Thank you,
    Jody Bronson
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 172331 is a 16 foot long Otca model with a keel. It was built between July and September, 1962. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June 21st, 1963 to Newington, Conn. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.


    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at 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 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 your boat. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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