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Year and info on Old Town Canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by OldCanoeMaine, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. OldCanoeMaine

    OldCanoeMaine New Member

    My grandmother just gave me her Old Town Canoe with original paddles. Serial # is 174370. Does anyone have any info on this guy?
    thank you!
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 174370 is a 16 foot long FG (fiberglass) model with a keel. It was built in December, 1964 and January, 1965. The original colors were light green and white. It shipped on March 23rd, 1965 to Center Ossipee, New Hampshire. The back side shows the details of the layup. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

    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 this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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    OldCanoeMaine

    OldCanoeMaine New Member

    Thank you Benson! That is really cool to have the paper work. We also have the two original wooden paddles as well. How much would a canoe like this with the paddles go for? We can't decide if we should keep it or put a new liner in our chimney this year :eek:)
    any info is greatly appreciated!! thank you again
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The information at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?57 describes how to value an old wooden canoe and some of this will apply to a fiberglass one like yours. Old fiberglass canoes typically sell for a under three hundred dollars on eBay and paddles are usually less than a hundred there. The condition is a huge factor in the price. A new chimney liner is likely to cost much more than what you will get from the sale of this canoe and two paddles. Good luck,

    Benson
     

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