16' Old Town canoe serial # 160104

Canoe Ron

Curious about Wooden Canoes
This Canoe looks like it is on the show room floor. Varnish is darken and the bottom is real dust. other than that not a scratch on it. The serial number is 162104. The owner said they received in 1954, 55, 56.

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
The Old Town canoe with serial number 162104 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with a keel. It was built between June and August, 1954. The original exterior paint color was red. It was shipped on August 23rd, 1954 to Houston, Texas. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image 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/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html to renew.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Please attach some pictures. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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