Build card for #135461


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Please send a copy of the build card for OT #135461-16. Guessing it is an early 40's Old Town.

Old Town serial number 135461 was a 16-foot CS HW model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, and a keel. You're right, it was built in 1942 and shipped to Claremont, N.H. The original color was dark red.

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Thanks for looking that up . If there is interest, I will post a picture when the restoration is done.
OK here are some pictures of the finished canoe. New canvas and gunwale and seat caneing.