O.t #113856

The Old Town canoe with serial number 113856 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Guide's model with Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, and a keel. It was built between March and July, 1934. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on July 24th, 1934 to Harrisville(?), Michigan. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

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 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 they 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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Hi Mike

that was very interesting, thanks.

BTW, Fairview is not IN the U.P. But it does seem more accurate to say someone's home is ON a penninsula as opposed to how we Michiganders say IN the U.P. Or IN the Lower even. Fairview is in the northern Lower Penninsula. Near Harrisville on Lake Huron. And the view is fair.
Happy Holidays.
Dave , What Kathy means is the way it is said not that Fairview is in the UP. It is actually East of Grayling at the junction of M33 and M72. Just thought I'd clarify that. :)