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Please research the build record for canoe #102776. Katheryn looked this up for me on 8/2 as OT #102775 which is not the canoe. I now have the canoe in my shop and the number is very clearly 102776-16. It is 16', has the 20" decks like an Otca, diamond head bolts for the seats. Unlike another Otca I have in the shop this one is narower, has a bottom more rounded than flat , and there is definate tumble home to the sides. There is a faint, very faint, oval shadow on the deck where a decal may have been. Any thoughts folks?
Old Town #102776 was a 16-foot CS (Common Sense) grade OTCA built in 1929 and shipped in 1930 to Concord, Mass. It had open spruce gunwales, birch decks, and a keel. It was painted dark green.

Might you be able to post a picture of the canoe?

The scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image. This scan and several hundred thousand others 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/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to renew.

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