Old Town #114753

Bethewaz

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Hello, Old Towners!
Just picked up a 16' Old Town Canoe, serial number:
16 114753

Can anyone give me some information on this, like year, color, etc.?

Thank you very much!
Bethewaz
 
Old Town 114753 is a 16 foot CS grade ("Common Sense") Otca model canoe built between November 1934 and April 1935. It has red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, spruce decks, ash thwarts, and ash seat frames. It was fitted with a keel and painted fire red, then shipped to Rochester Stationery Co. in Rochester, NY on May 29, 1935.

You may find some additional, interesting information on the Otca model by using the "Search" function above, and plugging in "Otca"... "Otca deck" or whatever...

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