My 3 OT Guide Models

Bradford

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Maybe you can research the following serial numbers for me?

127458

124228

124175

The first was given to me by my father in 1965 as a college graduation gift. I am currently recanvasing it. The others I salvaged from a Maine sporting camp at Parmachenee in about 1975. No. 124175 is pretty much "in a basket" right now.

Thank you,

Brad Wyman
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 127458 is an 18 foot long, GS (Guide's Special) grade, Guide's model with open spruce gunwales, a keel, a floor rack, painter rings, and a bang plate over the full length of the keel. It was built between April and June, 1939. The original exterior paint color was GS (Guide's Special) green. It was shipped on July 3rd, 1939 to Vanceboro, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 124228 is an 18 foot long, GS (Guide's Special) grade, Guide's model with white Maine Cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between January and March, 1938. The original exterior paint color was GS (Guide's Special) green. It was shipped on May 16th, 1938 to Wilson's Mills, Maine.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 124175 is an 18 foot long, GS (Guide's Special) grade, Guide's model with white Maine Cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between January and March, 1938. The original exterior paint color was GS (Guide's Special) green. It was shipped on May 16th, 1938 to Wilson's Mills, Maine.

Scans of these build records can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images 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 you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoes. It sounds like you are going to be very busy for quite a while. Good luck with your restorations,

Benson
 

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