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Old Town #93866 16

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Scott steckle, Jul 17, 2021.

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  1. Scott steckle

    Scott steckle New Member

    Hello all,

    I have any Old Town serial #93866 16ft with sponsons. I am interested in completely restoring it. The structure is extremely solid. Have also both original oars.
    Any information would be very much appreciated including build sheet.

    Thank you very much
    Scott
     

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    Scott steckle

    Scott steckle New Member

    I will post pictures when able.
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 93866 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, square stern model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, a keel, outside stems, and sponsons. It was built between February and May, 1927. The original exterior paint color was gold and dark red. It shipped on June, 14th, 1927 to Central Lake, Michigan. A scan showing 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 as you probably know well. 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. The books at https://www.woodencanoe.org/books may help. The ones at https://www.woodencanoe.org/product-page/the-wood-canvas-canoe-a-complete-guide and https://www.woodencanoe.org/product-page/this-old-canoe-how-to-restore-your-wood-canvas-canoe are especially good. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with the restoration,

    Benson



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