Maybe 1921 oldtown?

Too many numbers - especially for an old W&C boat. Take a closer look. Numbers in that range would probably be a 1990's plastic kayak.

I tried 21259. It's a 16' Charles River in CS grade shipped to Toronto in 1912. Could this be a match? Build record attached.

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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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We did the wrong number

Sorry mike, Tri this number 53217. Old town.
I think it was shipped to brimfield Mass. Around 1921.. Lets see if iam close.
 
Stars and Stripes Canoe...

"Little Bear",

This canoe was shipped on July 4th, 1919 to East Brimfield, Mass., by rail. It was built as a 16' Charles River in CS (common sense) grade with western red cedar planking, spruce gunwales, maple decks, seats and thwarts. It also featured a keel and the original color was dark green. A build record is attached. What Mike said about joining the WCHA and gaining a wealth of knowledge for your restoration project.

All the best,

Ric Altfather
 

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Ric Altfather said:
"Little Bear",

This canoe was shipped on July 4th, 1919 to East Brimfield, Mass., by rail. It was built as a 16' Charles River in CS (common sense) grade with western red cedar planking, spruce gunwales, maple decks, seats and thwarts. It also featured a keel and the original color was dark green. A build record is attached. What Mike said about joining the WCHA and gaining a wealth of knowledge for your restoration project.

All the best,

Ric Altfather

So what are you telling me?? Was this canoe built by old town canoes? Or out west.
Or is this a charles river model canoe built by charles river canoes?
Thanks.
 
Old Town Canoe Company model "Charles River", built in Maine and shipped to Mass. Model page from 1919 catalog.

Ric
 

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MikeCav said:
Inquiring minds want to know...How could 53217 look like 2125900??? :rolleyes:


Mike,

Some how I had two numbers on the paper I was reading off, guess I got a little mixed up.:eek: :eek:
Anyway thanks much for the info.
 
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