canoe info

Rick K

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We are in the process of trying to restore a canoe with the serial number 1 79993 25. Any information you have would be appreciated. Thank you.
Rick: The Old Town canoe with serial number 179993 is a 25 foot long war canoe . The canoe was built between February and April 1968. The original exterior paint color was red. It was shipped on May 4, 1971 to Grand Rapids, Michigan. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

These scans 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 if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

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.

- Al


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