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Old Town # 53257 17

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Ken Allison, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Ken Allison

    Ken Allison Whitefish, Montana

    Looking for the build record, thanks in advance!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 53257 was a 17 foot long, CS grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, 20 inch maple decks, maple trim, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between February and May, 1919. The original exterior paint color was Yale blue. It shipped on May 14th, 1919 to Ware, Massachusetts.

    A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below. This scan was created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. Additional information about the project to preserve this information is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    This canoe is currently up for auction at and the owner described some extensive repairs on the phone today.

    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. Good luck with the auction,


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