build information for 18-foot Guide model

Lcbarden

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Do you have build information for Old Town 18-foot # 106626, with mahogany decks thwarts, etc.?

LC Barden
 
Double check your numbers. It's not a Guide model, but everything else fits - number 106626 is on a 18' Otca Model in AA Grade delivered to Bar Harbor ME in October of 1931. It had Mahogany trim, a keel and was painted Dark Red. The build record is attached.

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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.
 

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18' Otca shipped in 1931

Thanks. We have owned the canoe since buying it in Bar Harbor in 1969 and renovating it, including recaning the seats. The original information we got many years ago indicated it was built in 1938, so we are delighted to have the correct build slip.

We never guessed the original was red. It has been green since we have owned it. It needs re-canvassing again. Maybe this will make us think about it. The interior, decks and seats are still beautiful.

LC Barden
 

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Yep, and that looks like an Otca. It looks like the outwales have been replaced ---EDIT my mistake, After looking at the close up of the seats, I think they are mahogany, but have been replaced as well as the tips of the inwales.
 
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