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Serial number inquiry

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by gretelkb, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. gretelkb

    gretelkb New Member

  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 107457 is an 18 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, square ended paddling model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, half ribs, a keel, and an outside stem. It was built between September, 1930 and April, 1931. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 20th, 1931 to Vanceboro, Maine. A scan of this build record can be found 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 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.



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