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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Robert R Butts, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Robert R Butts

    Robert R Butts New Member

    please forward any info you may have on 178795 15
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 178795 is a 15 foot long lightweight model with a keel. It was built between August and December, 1967 and shipped on March 5th, 1968 to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The original exterior paint color was dark green. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached 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 if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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