16' Old Town Serial # 54633 16


Recreational Sander
Hello, I have gained a new restoration project! The serial number on this canoe is 54633 16. Would you please provide any available model/build information? Thanks.

Kathryn Klos

squirrel whisperer
Hello, Nick. Old Town 54633 is a 16 foot CS (common sense or middle-grade) Otca model canoe completed during June and July of 1919. It has red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and birch decks, thwarts, and seat frames and was fitted with a keel. Original color was dark red, but I can't make out that third word. The canoe was shipped to Macy's in NYC on July 30, 1919. Image of 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 athttp://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or 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 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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