I don't think it's an Otca-

jwswanboats

Curious about Wooden Canoes
I got a chance to look at the boat in question, I don't think it is an otca, possibly a HW guide?
could you try the serial #'s 177992_16, or maybe 717992_16.
thanks, I hate to be a bother with all these variations, but the first couple of numbers are hard to read.
you guys rock,
josh
 
I don't think that it is 177992 since that number went on a fiberglass motor boat from Old Town. The scanned records only go up to 210999 so I don't know what their serial number 717992 went on. This number was probably assigned around the year 2000 so this is not likely to be on a wooden canoe that looks very old. I have searched all of the Old Town records ending in 7992 and not found a 16 foot low end HW or Guide's model. All of the other records showing 16 foot long, double ended canoes except 117992 are attached below. Let us know which one looks like yours.

These scans were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you may know well. 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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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thanks a bunch, i really appreciate your help. i'll have to get a better look at the boat and see if i can make a little more sense of her origin.
thanks again.
josh
 
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