#818361 16 Square stern boat


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Please send a copy of the build record for #81836. Should be a square stern boat about 1924.

Your boat, OT serial # 81836, is indeed a square stern model, 16' in length, built in January and February of 1924. It is CS grade with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, spruce seats and thwarts. It was equipped with outside stem, floor rack, keel and sponsons, originally painted dark green and shipped to Berlin, NH on 22 April 1924. I'm having difficulty attaching a copy of the build record; perhaps one of the others can supply.

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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.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Roger.
Hopefully someone can attach a copy of the record. I wonder if it says anything about oars.
I didn`t see any indication or mention of oars, but those could always be a later addition.
The build record is attached below along with the catalog page from 1924 which indicates that "one pair brass rowlocks" were included and oars were available. Optional extras like oars were typically not listed on the build records during this era.



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