139282 18

Blue Viking

Wooden Canoe Maniac
Serial number search for this canoe please. 18' Old Town Serial number...........139282 18
Thanks!
PS: This canoe was used in Maine for tagging Moose on the water!:)
 
139282 was assigned to an 18' Guide with ash decks, seats, & thwarts and a keel. It was painted GS Gray and shipped to University of Maine at Orono. Apparently some of the moose got loose and it was returned to OT in 1952 for 13 ribs, 10' planking, OS Rails, a deck, new keel and canvas. Record is attached.

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WWII nails also replaced

Thanks for the post....I can see it was build just at the end of WWII there are holes where the clinch nails were metal not brass and it was re-clinched with brass.........This canoe has history....there are battle scars on it!.... LOL .......:rolleyes: from encounters with non-conforming MOOSE! It will eventually make its way back to visit them or their grandchildren!:D
 
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