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Old Town 178196-16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by stevenscanoe, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. stevenscanoe

    stevenscanoe New Member

    Could we see the build record for this Old Town? Thanks!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 178196 is a 16 foot long Otca model with fiberglass covering and a keel. It was made between May and June, 1967. The original exterior color was dark green. It shipped to Great Barrington, Massachusetts on July 6th, 1967. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    This build record 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 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 renew.

    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.


  3. OP

    stevenscanoe New Member

    Thanks, Benson!

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