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Serial number research

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Roy Mayfield, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Roy Mayfield

    Roy Mayfield New Member

    Hi there, I’m looking to find information on an 18’ wood/canvas canoe, serial number 135007.
    Thank you!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 135007 is an 18 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between March and June, 1942. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on September 23rd, 1943 to Kansas City, Missouri. 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. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at 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 to learn more about the WCHA and 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,



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