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Serial number search

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by James Freeman, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. James Freeman

    James Freeman New Member

    I own an Old Town canoe, serial number 72316 16. Do you have the build information for this canoe?

    Thank you,

  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 72316 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, and a keel. It was built between May, 1922 and January, 1923. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on February 1st, 1923 to Rochester, New York. 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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    James Freeman

    James Freeman New Member

    Thank yo so much.

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