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Sr# 88541

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Brad Posey, May 11, 2018.

  1. Brad Posey

    Brad Posey An Old Man with a New Project

    Sorry Benson, I incorrectly posted the wrong Sr#..............
    This is the number I was supposed ask for information on is sr# 88541 It should be for a 16ft.
    I apologise.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 88541 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, and a keel. It was built between October, 1925 and February, 1926. The original exterior paint color was light green. It shipped on March 16th, 1926 to San Francisco, California. 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 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 join.

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


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