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Old Town Serial Number 129386 18

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Brian Day, May 19, 2020.

  1. Brian Day

    Brian Day New Member

    Can anyone help me find information on this canoe? Based on the 18 Presume it is a guide 18?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 129386 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, a keel, and a floor rack. It was built between February and May, 1940. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It shipped on July 17th, 1940 to Bethlehem, Pennslyvania. A scan of this build record is attached 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. Thanks,


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    Brian Day

    Brian Day New Member

    Thanks so much!!

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