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New Member - Project Boat # 142214 17

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

  1. klppurdy

    klppurdy New Member

    Could you please show me the build card for this canoe? it is in very rough shape, but I am optimistically going to restore it.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 142214 is a 17 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 May and September, 1945. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on October 3rd, 1945 to Macon, Georgia. 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. 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. Good luck with the restoration,

  3. OP

    klppurdy New Member

    Thank you Benson

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