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The Old Town canoe with serial number 176321 is a 17 foot long, CS grade, Molitor model with half ribs, a keel, a mast seat and step. It was built between June and July, 1966. The original exterior paint color was white. It shipped on July 22nd, 1966 to Lake Oswego, Oregon. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan was 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/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will contribute 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.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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Thanks, Benson! I was surprised, though, to read "Yankee" in your post, because with its long nose and funky decks this would be the oddest Yankee I've ever seen. :eek: We need to stop keeping you so busy on these boards, and let you get some sleep! :)

Benson didn't totally slip up, Michael - the Molitor is built on a modified Yankee mold, so he is sort of right after all... ;)
Oops, I have corrected the error in the original posting. This is what happens when I get behind and hurry to catch up. I can't even blame it on having been around too much lead filler. Dan is correct regarding the 16 foot Yankee that became the 16 foot Otca form in the mid 1950s but the Molitor form actually started out as a 17 foot Otca form which was modified to take the longer stems. Sorry about that,