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Could use some help old town #171430

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Rollon, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. Rollon

    Rollon New Member

    Starting a project with my father and would be nice to know the history on this canoe. Thanks
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 171430 is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between October and November, 1961. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 9th, 1963 to Inkster, Michigan. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 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 donate or join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Family canoe projects are always extra special. Please reply here if you have any other questions. Thanks,


    Last edited: Jun 27, 2021
  3. OP

    Rollon New Member

    Thanks alot for quick reply with the info. The canoe is in great shape and looks like it will only need some minor restoration.

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