i6' Old Town Double end Rowing Canoe S/N 124017

Ed Moses

LOVES Wooden Canoes
We would like to ascertain the construction year ,original wood species used and the ship destination of this 16' double end rower S/N 124017. Currently it has forest green hull paint. Thanx.
Hello Ed,

The boat with serial# 124017 is a 16' Double Ender in CS (Common Sense) Grade, with open spruce gunwales, ash decks and spruce seats. It's original color was dark green. It was shipped on July 26, 1938 to Ashland, NH. A copy of the build record is attached.

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Many thanx for the speedy reply and the build sheet info. Its a bingo on our canoe! As it turns out from the "ship to" info on the build sheet, we are the second owners of this canoe. Nice history to have. Everything seems to be still the original wood on the decks, seats, rails as they are the same species as on the build sheet. color the same. Canvas still appears to be good although there are soooo many coats of paint on it that it is time to recanvas. Bet the boat will weigh 40 pounds less due to the multiple coats of paint.