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Serial number info

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Tim Rowe, May 10, 2021.

  1. Tim Rowe

    Tim Rowe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for any information.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 169308 is a 16 foot long Otca model with a keel. It was built in October, 1959. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped to Portland, Maine on March 31st, 1960. 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 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 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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,


  3. OP
    Tim Rowe

    Tim Rowe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks, the original owner said they won it in a contest, guess that explains why it was sent to WGAN.
    Cool history.

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