Dave: The Old Town canoe with serial number 161831 is a 25 foot long CS grade war canoe with a keel, outside stems and a floor rack. It was built between February 1954 and May, 1955. The original exterior canvas covering was red. It shipped on June 23, 1955 to Kelso, Sash. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

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 will join or renew your membership to 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 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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Thanks Al

the Boy Scouts Of America still paddle these two canoes and man can that boat full of scouts fly accross the water.