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Three mysterious canoes! 116624, 131405, and 159345

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Annette, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Annette

    Annette New Member

    Hello!

    We have three Old Town canoes of mysterious origins. We would love any help identifying the years, wood type, and any other information that might be available.

    The serial numbers are:

    116624 16
    131405 16
    159345 16

    Many thanks in advance!

    Best,
    Annette
     
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 116624 is shown as 16 feet long, AA(top) grade, an Otca model with open mahogany gunwales, Mahogany decks, seats, and thwarts, fitted with a keel, equipped with a floor rack and a bob stay. The canoe was built in 1935-36. The original exterior was painted with Old Town’s design # 10. It was shipped to Chicago, Ill. on March 9, 1936

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 131405 is shown as 16 feet long, CS (common sense or standard) grade, a Yankee model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, seats, and thwarts, and fitted with a keel. The canoe was built in 1953. The original exterior was painted dark green. It was shipped to Buchanan, Michigan n March 22, 1941.

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 159354 is shown as 16 feet long, CS (common sense or standard) grade, a Yankee model, woods not specified, with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, seats, and thwarts, and fitted with a keel. The canoe was built in 1941. The original exterior was painted dark green. It was shipped to West Branch, Michigan on May 25, 1953.

    A scan of these build records can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

    116624 - 12639.jpg design10.gif

    131405 - 50790.jpg

    159345 - 63005.jpg

    These scans and several hundred thousand others 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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if theses descriptions don't match your canoes.

    Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Greg
     

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