1928 O.T. Rowing Boat with sponsons

Restoration is well under way, but have no idea what rear seat should look like. Would like build record and diagram/picture. Serial number is 85174 16. Many thanks.
grayson
 
Hello Grayson,

Old Town 85174 is a 16 foot CS (common sense, or middle grade) square stern model canoe that was completed June-August of 1924. It has red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, thwarts, and seat frames, a keel, outside stems, sponsons, and a floor rack. It was originally painted dark green and shipped with a pair of 7' oars to Wakefield, RI, on August 30, 1924.

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 at http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

I've also attached a page from the 1924 OT catalog, describing your boat. This image is courtesy "The Complete Old Town Canoe Company Catalog Collection, 1901- 1993", available on CD from http://www.wcha.org/catalog/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm on the web.

Someone else here may have pictures of this model that will be more helpful, showing more of the rear seat.

Kathy
 

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