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Old Town 13’

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Tad, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Serial # 13 6258

    Any idea on date and other info!
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    No, but I don't think that it is an Old Town. The Old Town canoe with serial number 6258 is a 17 foot long HW model and the one with serial number 136258 is a 15 foot long square end paddling canoe. Neither of those are a good match for your canoe. The digits don't look like the usual Old Town style. Two pictures of similar confirmed Old Town numbers are attached below to show what I mean. Kennebec didn't issue serial numbers 6258 or 136258. There is no Carleton build record for number 6258 either. Are the stems in both ends stamped the same way?

    Benson



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  3. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Just one end. More to learn.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    It is a 13’ canoe. What else can I look for?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    More photos
     

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  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I'm not sure. There were a number of builders who made 13 foot canoes like this but I don't have a record of a serial number that looks like yours. Sorry,

    Benson
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Is that a decal on the deck opposite the one with the anchor outrigger?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for info. Fun to research.
     

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  9. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Guess the number...

    Any thoughts on maker and serial number
     

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  10. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Hi Tad - This is a tough one. Your canoe appears to have been significantly modified since it was built. It looks like the inwales may have been cut down and new decks installed along with the added Old Town plate. The only full canoe photo is pretty low-resolution but it appears that the seats are replacements or significantly altered, and the thwart is covered with something so it's shape can't be seem to possibly provide a clue. If you know the canoe's history (who owned it previously), perhaps you can find some images from before it was altered. That might really help. With what we have here, there just don't seem to be enough details to make a reasonable guess.

    Wish I had better news,
    Michael
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020
  11. OP
    OP
    Tad

    Tad Curious about Wooden Canoes

    This is a wonderful journey of discovery.

    You are right on all the rebuilding. I hope to find more info from the person I purchased it from.

    Thank you for your interest and information.

    Tad
     

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