O.t. #113586


Curious about Wooden Canoes
Hello everyone. Could I get the build record and history for an Old Town with the #113856, Thanks in advance. Kim
The Old Town canoe with serial number 113586 is an 18 foot long, CS grade, square ended paddling model with Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, spruce and ash trim, a keel, outside stems, and sponsons. It was built between February and June, 1934. The original exterior paint color was bright red with a half inch black stripe with turned down ends edged in gold. This may have looked similar to the design shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design39.gif which was known as number 39. The name "Pilot" was painted on the right and left sides of the bow. It shipped on June 30th, 1934 to Bangor, Maine. The back side and another page were attached to show that it was repaired in 1935, 1938, 1939-1940, and 1941. The last paint design was number 37 as shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design37.gif with "Pilot" in two inch black letters on the right and left bow. 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 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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