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16’ 126199 Serial Number Lookup

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by bill.skrivanek@gmail, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Any data/documents related to a 16’ Old Town with a serial number of 126199 would be greatly appreciated! New to me as of yesterday!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 126199 is a 16 foot long Yankee model in CS (Common Sense or the middle) grade with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between December, 1938 and April, 1939. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on May 6th, 1939 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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. 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 join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply if you have any other questions.



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