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gary cheadle

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i recently picked up an 18' old town sponson model, it's a project but mostly sound. i'd like to find it's history. # 148242 18. it once had a middle thwart and has carrying handles in front of the decks. thanks for any info you may have. gary cheadle
Ot 148242


The canoe with the subject SN was shipped on June 9, 1947 to Saltsburg, PA. It was built as an 18' HW (heavy water) in "AA" grade which featured mahogany gunwales, seats, thwarts and decks with planking of western red cedar. The options on the order were a keel, sponsons, floor rack and rub rails. The original color was design #45. A build record is attached.

Gary, if not already a member, please consider joining the WCHA to help support this and other valuable resources offered here. Substantial grants along with volunteer efforts make the WCHA what it is today. If you plan on repairing/restoring this fine old craft, this is the place for the best advice you will ever receive.

Thanks for contacting the WCHA,

Ric Altfather

Sorry, forgot to include the design pic...


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