looking for s/n 150866 17

dfaye

Curious about Wooden Canoes
there are a s/n at both ends. I gave the wrong S/n it should read 150886
 
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I am looing to find out about this old canoe. the s/n is 150866 17 there are s/n at both ends. thanks for your time.dave
 
You may want to check those numbers again since the Old Town with serial number 150866 is a 14 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, square stern model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, spruce thwarts, a keel, outside stems, a floor rack and sponsons. It was built between April and June, 1948. The exterior paint color was dark green with a G. S. (Guide's Special) green bottom. It was shipped on July 3rd, 1948 to Dallas, Texas. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

These scans 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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_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.php to join.

It is also possible that they 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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Old Town 150886 is a 15 foot CS grade rowboat shipped to the fish and game department of the State of Maine in Augusta, 27 May 1948... so that one doesn't seem right either. It can help to take a digital picture of the number, and sometimes posting it here, we can find the right record with many pairs of eyes to decipher the numbers.
 
maybe...?

Old Town 150836 is a 17 foot canoe, but don't assume this is yours without confirming all the details and maybe posting a picture of the canoe and the numbers if you aren't sure.

OT 150836 is a 17 foot CS (common sense, or middle) grade HW model canoe with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, a keel, and sponsons. It was shipped to the R.C. Nichols Corp in Yarmouth, Maine, on May 5, 1949.

Sorry I can't read what the original color was... maybe you can... otherwise, guess "green".

In comparing to your canoe, you want to see open gunwales and decks, thwarts, and seat frames that are hardwood but not mahogany. The canoe had sponsons, but they may have been removed.... so if there are no sponsons you should look for the tell-tale signs of there having once been sponsons attached to the sides of the canoe.

Old Town usually put carry thwarts on the HW model with sponsons... these would be small thwarts directly behind the decks. Along the sides of the canoe, there may be screw-holes where the sponsons were attached.

The HW model Old Town has the traditional Old Town short deck and graceful upturned ends.

I'll attach the scan of this record... 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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that anyone reading this will join or renew 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.php to renew.

Hope this one is The One!

Kathy
 

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