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I found your site about a month ago and find it very helpful.I had just bought a old town canoe that I think is an 18' otca from 1931 that was red. The past owner was not sure about the rest of the history. The serial number is 106626 18. Any info on this canoe would be helpful. Thanks
Old Town serial number 106626 was an AA (or top quality) 18-foot OTCA with open mahogany gunwales and a keel. It was built in 1930 and 1931 and shipped in 1931 to Bar Harbor, Maine. It was originally dark red.

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 http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ 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 http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to renew.

If you are selling your canoe and plan to use this build record information as part of an ad, please consider giving the WCHA credit for this information on eBay or craigslist or wherever your canoe is listed.

This sounds like your boat. The build record will tell you who originally bought the canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Sorry for the late reply. I was under the weather for a couple days. Thanks for all the info on my canoe. I am the third owner of this canoe and from what i was told it has been touched up and recanvased once. I am in the process of restoring the canoe myself with my 2 teenage boys. Then it will stay with my family for many decades to come. Thanks again for everything.
It would be great if you could post a picture or two of the canoe either as you go along or when it's finished.