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Would like to know the builder of my canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by JOHN E D, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. JOHN E D

    JOHN E D New Member

    THE CANOE'S SERIAL NUMBER IS 18253 I WAS TOLD IT WAS AN OLD TOWN CHARLES RIVER AND IT HAS CLOSED GUNWALES. BUT AT ASSEMBLE THIS YEAR IT MAY BE A BUILDER THAT WAS BOUGHT OUT BY OLDE TOWN THE AGE IS ABOUT 1920 + OR - . WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW IF ANY PAPER WORK EXIST ON THE CANOE. IT IS NOW FULLY RESOTORED AND THAT WAS DONE BY JOHN McGRIEVEY IN CATO, NY FANTASTIC RESTORE.
    The historians at the assemble said they might have some shipping papers on the canoe
    JOHN DROPP
    qbs2000@frontiernet.net
    973-248-5646
     
  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Hello, John-- If this record doesn't fit your canoe, please post pictures-- although if you were at the Assembly with the canoe, maybe someone here remembers seeing it. Old Town 18253 is a 16 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade Charles River model canoe with red Western cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, ash decks/thwarts/seat frames, a keel, outside stems (I believe) and an original dark green color. It was shipped to Jackson, MI, July 15, 1911. Image of the scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image.

    This scan 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/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php 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.

    Kathy
     

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