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Build Sheet Please

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by hornbeam, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. hornbeam

    hornbeam Forester

    Good snowy day!
    May I have the build sheet for an Old Town, serial number 117593 ? Looks to be an OTCA.
    Thank you,
    Jody Bronson
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome back, the Old Town canoe with serial number 117593 is a 17 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with red Western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, half ribs, and a keel. This was built between April, 1936 and August, 1938. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on September 24th, 1938 to Southwick, Mass. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image 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 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

    hornbeam Forester

    Thank you Benson! Everything matches up.

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