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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by GreatLakespaddler, Aug 27, 2012.
This Canoe has been in my family for years> S/N 135685. Thanks.
Here are some pictures.
The Old Town canoe with serial number 135685 is an 18 foot long, AA (top) grade, Otca model with open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, a keel, a floor rack, and number eight canvas. It was built between June and September, 1942. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April 15th, 1943 to Moline, Illinois. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.
This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html 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.
Amazing.....Thank-You!! More pictures will follow>
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