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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by WRIGHMI, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. WRIGHMI

    WRIGHMI New Member

    Have a Old Town 19 ft transport w/cork sponsons S/N 113589 or 113689 with 1-2 inch space then a 1. Could you provide info on this canoe?
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Some of the tricks described at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?791 may help you determine the correct serial number. The Old Town with number 113589 is a 12 foot long square stern model canoe that shipped to Philadelphia, Penna. on February 24th, 1936. The one with number 113689 is a 16 foot long Yankee model canoe that shipped to Angola, Indiana on June 28th, 1934. I didn't find anything 19 feet long in any of the 113x89 records. Can you confirm the length and attach some pictures of the serial number and your canoe? Thanks,

    Benson
     
  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Hello.

    113589 is a 12' CS (common sense or middle) grade square stern canoe with open spruce gunwales and ash decks, thwarts, and seat frames, a keel and outside stems. It was originally dark green and was shipped with a floor rack to Philadelphia, PA, on February 24, 1936.

    113689 is a 16 foot CS grade Yankee model canoe with ash decks, thwarts, and seat frames. It was originally orange and was shipped to Angola, Indiana, on June 28, 1934.

    Neither boat had sponsons applied at the factory, and I don't recall Old Town records stating cork sponsons-- the sponsons used on Old Town canoes were constructed of cedar, with canvas covers-- like a small canoe on each side of a larger one. Also, neither is 19 feet long (an unusual size), and the format for Old Town serial numbers has the length of the canoe following the serial number (although the "1" could be the first part of a partly-obliterated serial number). If you post pictures of your canoe, we may be able to identify what you have. 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 athttp://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.


    Kathy
     

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    WRIGHMI

    WRIGHMI New Member

    S/n identification- change

    Thank you for your response. This is exciting... The S/N now has been reported to me as 113569 space, then 18. Measured out to 18 feet. Later this week I'm supposed to get pictures which I try to send out. Again, thank you for your efforts in this identification quest.
     
  5. normsims

    normsims Morris canoe fan

    Old Town #113569 was an 18-foot CS (common sense) grade HW model built in 1934 and shipped in 1935 to Walla Walla, Washington. It had open spruce gunwales, and oak decks, seats and thwarts. It had a keel and was listed with sponsons. The original color was dark green.

    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 and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

    If you are selling your canoe and plan to use this build record information as part of an ad, please consider giving the WCHA credit for this information on eBay or craigslist or wherever your canoe is listed.

    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.

    Norm
     

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    WRIGHMI

    WRIGHMI New Member

    Thank you Norm. You have provided very valuable info on our family canoe. Hopefully I'll be able to send pictures of the canoe in the near future so you can see the fruits of your research.
    Thanks
    Mike
     

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