old canoe serial #45757 18

Hello,

Old Town 45757 is an 18 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade Charles River model canoe that was completed October 1916 to May 1917 with red Western cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, birch decks/thwarts/seat frames and a keel. Original color was dark red. It was shipped to Akron, Ohio, on May 10, 1917. Image of the scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image.

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 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.

Kathy
 

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