Correction...Old Town Serial# 174611

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Wooden Canoe Maniac
Correction to previous search......This serial # is 174611 16 on stem... Request for corrected serial number search for this Old Town Canoe...Appears to have been a tannish color with red and green pyramids bordered in white stripe length of canoe and just below outwale. Its mine now and in my yard:D
Thanks in advance

;) Thanks "DB" ....Too late now for the rest of the canoeists. Its mine now.:D What I noticed is that there didnt seem to be that much filler in the canvas...its a shame that it sat out in the open uncovered and rotted it. but the inside is like new (almost)...Cant wait to find the history of it. I will print that out and finally have myself real OLD TOWN to enjoy...
The Old Town canoe with serial number 174611 is a 16 foot long Otca model with narrow two and 3/4 inch planking and a keel. It was built between February and April, 1965. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 29th, 1965 to Plymouth, New Hampshire. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan was created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will renew your membership or contribute 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. Good luck with your restoration,



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Thanks again Mr Gray;
I guess this was a re-canvas. There is no evidence of any green coloring on it anywhere and that would explain the THIN layer of filler on the canvas. It will be restored to the original color.