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Canoe serial search for NH bought canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by J.Vanni, May 3, 2020.

  1. J.Vanni

    J.Vanni New Member

    Hello, my mother-in-law found her old canoe in the shed. She bought it in Milton, NH at Wilderness Outfitters. Can anyone help identify the manufacturer and the year it was built?
    Serial # on the hull: SWE313541073
    Thank you!
     
  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  4. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes, these canoes are usually fiberglass and have very thin cherry "ribs".
     
  5. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    So the MICs get changed? Or this might have been a corporate buyout?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    J.Vanni

    J.Vanni New Member

    All great info - thank you all!
    And yes @Fitz, the canoe is fiberglass with cherry ribs. Pretty great looking boat except the rot at the stearn wooden exterior frame.
     
  7. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Yes, it appears that they are recycling old codes after companies close. It seems that the OOB code on the record is used to designate that the company has gone out of business. There is no other obvious connection between Swamp Fox Boats / Low Country Boats at http://lowcountryboats.com/ and the Stowe or Mansfield canoe companies. This is likely to become increasingly confusing over time for those of us who research old canoe and boat manufacturers.

    Benson
     

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