16' Old Town info


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Would you please provide information on Old Town 120286? The seller represents it as being from the 1940s.

Thanks all.

B Sterling

Kathryn Klos

squirrel whisperer
Late Thirties

Old Town 120286 is a 16 foot AA (top) grade Otca model canoe finished during January through April of 1937. It has open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, thwarts, and seat frames. It was fitted with a keel and a floor rack. Paint color was dark green, with "M & M" on the right bow, and was shipped to Smallegan, Smith and Co. of Central Lake, MI on June 4, 1937.

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