18' Old Town Canoes

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May we please see the build records for the following?

#152989, #157207, #161297, #161495 and # 162744

Thanks,

Dan & Linda
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 152989 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Otca model with a keel. It was built between May and July, 1949. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on June 11th, 1951 to the C. E. Cobb Camps near Portland, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 157207 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with a keel. It was built between February and August, 1952. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on June 21st, 1954 to the Winona Camps in Bridgton, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 161297 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Otca model with short 16 inch decks, a keel, and sponsons. It was built between December, 1953 and February, 1954. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on June 21st, 1954 to the Winona Camps in Bridgton, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 161495 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Otca model with a keel. It was built between January and July, 1954. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on June 14th, 1955 to the Winona Camps near Portland, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 162744 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Otca model with a keel. It was built between December, 1954 and June, 1955. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on June 14th, 1955 to the Winona Camps near Portland, Maine.

Scans of these build records can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

These scans and several hundred thousand others were 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/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will 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 (although that doesn't seem likely). It sounds like you are going to be very busy for quite a while.

Benson
 

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Thanks Benson!

Four of these will be for sale at the Canoe Symposium - good project canoes.

I will get photos and descriptions together and post them in the classifieds.

Dan
 
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