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Old Town 173883

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Want2BS8ed, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. Want2BS8ed

    Want2BS8ed New Member

    Recently acquired an Old Town from a family member and am looking for background before picking up the restoration. Any information is much appreciated.


    Many thanks,


    Mike
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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 173883 is a 16 foot long Otca model with a keel and narrow two and 3/4 inch planking. It was built between May and June, 1964. The original exterior paint color was brilliant green. It shipped on June 4th, 1964 to New Britain, Connecticut. 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. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 https://www.woodencanoe.org/about to learn more about the WCHA and https://www.woodencanoe.org/shop to donate or join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match their canoe. See http://forums.wcha.org/index.php?threads/13790/ and http://forums.wcha.org/index.php?threads/17720/ for some similar canoes. Canoes with a family connection are always extra special. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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  3. OP
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    Want2BS8ed

    Want2BS8ed New Member

    Fantastic! Many thanks Benson.

    Canvas was already pulled so I had no clue on the color. Much appreciated.

    Mike
     

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