Build Record

Hi Fred! Is this your next project?

Old Town 96171 is a 17 foot CS (common sense, or middle grade) HW model canoe, completed from November 1927 to March 1928. It has open spruce gunwales, ash decks/thwarts/seat frames, a keel, outside stems, sponsons, and a floor rack. Original color was dark red. It was shipped to A.G. Alford Sporting Goods in Baltimore, MD, on March 26, 1928.

Does that match the canoe?

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Snowing like crazy in these parts!



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Thanks Kathy....yes, everything matches but this canoe also has a sailing, not ready for a new project yet..Fred
The sail rig may have been original to the canoe, as the sporting goods shop may have had one on-hand. Sounds like a nice canoe.

Stay well... hope 2010 means no shoulder pain!