Old Town 136529 15


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Thanks for the all the information on the website. My grandfather passed down his Old Town Canoe to me and I was looking for a little history on it. I am planning on redoing the canvas and replacing some cracked ribs this winter.

Hello Jay,

As you know, it's a special thing to have a family canoe to restore-- and you've found the place where you can get any questions answered while you restore your grandfather's canoe.

Old Town 136529 is a 15 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade 50 pound model canoe that was completed November 1942-May 1943. It has open spruce gunwales, ash decks/thwarts/seats, a keel, and was originally dark green. It was shipped to Rumford, ME, on May 11, 1943. There's a notation on the reverse-- an inquiry from Exeter, NH, on 11/29/86.

Canoes of this era may have some construction differences due to wartime shortages. It's not uncommon to find slat seats rather than cane and steel tacks.

Best of luck with your project! 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.



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