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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    146550 16 thanks,
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 146550 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, and sponsons. It was built between September and December, 1946. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on March 3rd, 1947 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The back side of the card indicates that it may have moved to Edwardsville, Pennsylvania by January, 1979 when there was a previous request for a copy of this build record . Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

    146550.jpg 146550-b.jpg

    These scans 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 your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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