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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Tim Rowe, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Tim Rowe

    Tim Rowe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Could you supply me with any info on my Old Town , 15'-# 175797
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 175797 is a 15 foot long feather weight model with dacron in place of canvas and a keel. It was built between February and March, 1966. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on March 24th, 1966 to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The back side of the card shows that it was returned damaged on June 28th, 1966. It was repainted to look similar to the image at which was known as the design number 46. It was then sold on August 16th, 1966 and shipped to North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found below.

    These scans 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.



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    Tim Rowe

    Tim Rowe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Awesome tnx for the quick reply.
    Interesting on the repair, that answers the green/yellow paint chips.

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