help on old town canoe serial number 25898

Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 25898 is a 17 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, open spruce finish rails, a keel, outside stems, and a painter ring. It was built between February and April, 1913. The original exterior paint color was Yale blue. It shipped to Springfield, Mass. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.


This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 donate, 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 if you have any other questions.