17 ' Old Town Ser.#133936

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Curious about Wooden Canoes
Benson
Can you send me date of manufacture and shipping info., etc. for Old Town Ser. 133936.
Thanks.
Tom Haughey
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 133936 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, a keel, and sponsons. It was built between October, 1941 and February, 1942. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on June 3rd, 1942 to Long Island City, New York. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at 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/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 don't match the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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