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OT Build Record

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Michael Healey, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Michael Healey

    Michael Healey New Member

    Could you please post the build record for Old Town Serial No. 173140 16? Thank you!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 173140 is a 16 foot long square stern model with a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was built between June, 1963 and June, 1965. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June, 23rd, 1965 to Newbury, Mass. A scan showing 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 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.

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    Michael Healey

    Michael Healey New Member

    Thank You!
  4. greatgray

    greatgray Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Old Town Serial Number 173140 recanvased, varnished and painted. Ready for the water.

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