Help with canoe ID - Old Town


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Hi - I'm looking for info on my grandfather's Old Town canoe - which I believe originally had a canvas bottom, and was fiberglassed 40 years ago. My best guess at the ID number is 138245 16. I believe the first number is a "1" although it sure looks like a capital "I".


If your serial number is correct, it appears that your boat is a 1944 16' Yankee in AA grade, with mahogany seats, decks, thwarts and open gunwales. It was painted Dark Green. A floor rack was also ordered. It was delivered to Millinocket Maine in May of 1944.

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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.


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Mike - that's the right canoe I think

Hi Mike -
My grandfather lived in Millinocket and the canoe is stored there under our camp. I think it's the right one. Thank you so much,