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Serial Number 170953 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by jam010148, May 8, 2021.

  1. jam010148

    jam010148 Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Hi Benson,
    Can you please provide the build sheet for 170953 16?
    thanks & have a great day
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 170953 is a 16 foot long Guide model with a keel. The original exterior paint color was G. S. (Guide's Special) green. This was built between April and June, 1961. It shipped on July 11th, 1961 to Framingham, Massachusetts. A scan of 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 as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, 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 the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


  3. OP

    jam010148 Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson!

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