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Serial Number Old Town 89548 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by martin ferwerda, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. martin ferwerda

    martin ferwerda LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi, Looking for a copy of build record for Old Town canoe 16 footer - 89548 16

  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 89548 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts, oak seats, and a keel. It was built between October, 1926 and March, 1927. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 6th, 1927 to Duluth, Minnesota. 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 renew.

    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.



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