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seeking Build record for 116073 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Max Blaise, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Max Blaise

    Max Blaise New Member

    I am restoring my mother’s Old Town wooden canoe with the serial number 116073 16. Can someone help me find the original build record? Thank you
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 116073 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts, oak seats, and a keel. It was built between June, 1935 and January, 1936. The original exterior color was brilliant green and it shipped to Buffalo, New York on May 25th, 1936. A scan of this build record can be found below.

    This 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 donate or join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Canoes with a family connection are always extra special. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with the restoration,



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