o.t. 154875


Curious about Wooden Canoes
researching old town 154875 any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks again for all your help, A.D.
The canoe with Build Record #154875 was a 15' CS (common sense) grade 50# model with a keel. It was painted Dark Green and shipped to the University of Maryland in May of 1951. The Dolfinite notation on this boat makes it a bit unusual - perhaps Dan or Benson can jump in on how many boats were constructed like this.

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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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The reference to Dolfinite may simply be to the bedding compound by that name. The Dolfinite brand was also used by Woolsey for some of its anti-fouling products, so it might also refer to that. Don't know what was available in the '50s...
Dan, I thought of bedding compound, but then noticed that there is no notation about the boat being filled. Was Dolfinite used as a filler or did the company have something by that brand?

Just curious...