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The Old Town canoe with serial number 53217 is a 16 foot long, CS grade, Charles River model with Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, maple decks, maple trim, and a keel. It was built between January, and June, 1919. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on July 4th, 1919 to East Brimfield, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan was created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. Additional information about the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will join or contribute to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Thank you very much Benson!!! If you need anything just ask!
Have a great day. LBC