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Old Town info

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Gordon J Smith, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Gordon J Smith

    Gordon J Smith New Member

    Have an older canoe serial # 29994 17. Looking for info on original construction for this project boat. Thanks.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 29994 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Charles River model with red Western cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between December, 1913 and May, 1914. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 13th, 1914 to Boston, Mass. 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. 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 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 project,

  3. OP
    Gordon J Smith

    Gordon J Smith New Member

    Thank you so very much for the report and the build record. I will be joining the WCHA. The amount of information available in your forums is amazing. Thanks again.

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