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Old Town? 173594

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Norm Hein, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Benson, when you have a chance would you look up this number please?
    173594

    Thanks,
    Norm
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 173594 is a 16 foot long Guide model with a keel. The original exterior paint color was G. S. (Guide's Special) green. This was built between December, 1963 and March, 1964. It shipped on April 22nd, 1964 to South Weymouth, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    173594.jpg

    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 http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

  4. goldencub

    goldencub Carpenter

    Hello Norm - nothing important, but I was interested to see the build sheet for your canoe, because my canoe is 173693, just 99 after yours. It was shipped May 20, 1964, about 28 days after yours. And the most fun is that I purchased it from Jannell Motors in Weymouth, the same place yours was shipped to. Mine is still 100% original in every way, and still going strong. Have fun with yours! Al
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Hey Al, seeing the history of these canoes is almost as fun a paddling them. This is one I was thinking of buying. It was advertised as a 15’. I’m having them recheck the numbers and their measurements. We shall see. Glad you chimed in.
    Norm
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    It’s 15’ and they are pretty sure the numbers are correct. Here are some pictures to help identify it. I'm still waiting on one of the decks.
    Thoughts?

    upload_2020-3-13_19-14-31.png upload_2020-3-13_19-15-54.png upload_2020-3-13_19-16-30.png upload_2020-3-13_19-17-6.png
     
  7. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Could that "9" be a "2"?
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Paul I bet youre right.

    Benson could you run it as 173524 ?
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    The deck

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  10. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I agree that the Old Town with serial number 173524 is a much better match. This is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between December, 1963 and February, 1964. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 8th, 1964 to Mayland, Tennessee. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

    173524.jpg

    Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     
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    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Perfect, thanks Benson
     

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