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Looking to buy this Old Town B6650

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by dogbrain, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. dogbrain

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    HI, I'm new to this forum. I found an old town canoe with the above serial number and wondering if there is any info on it. I have pictures of the serial number just in case someone reads it differently. Thanks, Mark

    Here's a photo of the canoe.

  2. Jan Bloom

    Jan Bloom LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Maybe 86650? OT never used letters to start old style serial numbers. So look again and see if it is an 8 or even a 6.
  3. OP

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    Thanks Jan. The guy selling it said the first character was a B, but looking closer at the picture I'm seeing a 9, so I think it's 96650. Mark
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 96650 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red Western Cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between December, 1927 and June, 1928. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June 19th, 1928 to Arden, New York. A scan of 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. Additional information about the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will 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. Good luck with the purchase and restoration,


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  5. OP

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    Benson, this sounds like the right canoe. I'm going to actually look at it tomorrow, so I'll be able to confirm that number. I'll post again when I find out. Mark

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