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Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Tad, Aug 11, 2020.
Serial # 13 6258
Any idea on date and other info!
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?
Just one end. More to learn.
It is a 13’ canoe. What else can I look for?
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,
Is that a decal on the deck opposite the one with the anchor outrigger?
Thanks for info. Fun to research.
Guess the number...
Any thoughts on maker and serial number
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,
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.
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