Help identifying: xtc07860m75k

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I know this is a lame look up compared to some old wooden canoes I've seen on here but I am curious and hoping someone could help get me some info on mine.

I bought a used canoe on craigslist this summer. The guy said it was a Camper model and made of Royalex. There is an Old Town decal on the side but nowhere does it say camper. Here is the serial number from the tag on the front of the canoe: xtc07860m75k
It looks older but unmolested (baby blue and white inside with molded plastic seats). I think I have beat on it more this summer than in its whole life :D It is a great boat and has been very enjoyable through class one and two waters on the Farmington River. Love it! Would just like to know more about it.
 
The XTC07860M75K hull identification number (HIN) indicates that you have the Old Town canoe with serial number 207860. This is a 15 foot long Chipewyan model. It was built in May, 1975. The original exterior color was blue. It shipped on July 1st, 1975 to Wakefield, Rhode Island. The back side of this scan shows that it was purchased on September 6th, 1975 and moved to Thomaston, Conn. Scans of both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

Several hundred thousand scans like this 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 http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.html to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. The Camper model was a later name for the 16 foot version of this canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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