ID on possible Old Town Trapper 13


The build record for Old town canoe #171925 indicates it was a 13-foot 50-pounder built and shipped in 1962 to West Willington, Conn.

The scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image. This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to renew.

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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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Hi! About your 13' 50 Pounder / Trapper ... I'll be restoring one soon, but my problem is that it has been missing the center thwart as well as the front seats. I suspect this has caused the canoe to 'relax' a bit - I bet it now measures wider than it's supposed to. So... if you still have yours, could you take a few measurements for me? Can you tell me the screw-to-screw distances of the thwart as well as the front seats? Thanks for any help you can give...