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Old Town ID help

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Sdrew22, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Sdrew22

    Sdrew22 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hey, I recently acquired this beautiful Old Town and was hoping to find more information about the canoe. The serial is difficult to make out. I believe it's 116292. The original owner believes his father purchased it new in 1938. Thanks!

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 116292 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, a floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between October, 1935 and March, 1936. The original exterior paint color was maroon. It shipped on April 16th, 1936 to Boston, Massachusetts.

    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 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.

    You may have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Please reply here if you have any other questions.


  3. OP

    Sdrew22 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson!

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