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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dave Osborn, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Please post the record for 136962-17.
    Should have sponsons and maybe Joe and Rosie painted on the ends.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town with serial number 136962 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts, oak seats, a keel, and sponsons. It was built between January and April, 1943. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May, 4th, 1943 to Detroit, Michigan. A scan of 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 appreciate your life membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. It appears that the names were added after if left the factory. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

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    Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Much appreciated!

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