Old Town 141091-18


Hello Folks,
I've taken in what appears to be a WWII-era Old Town (steel stem bands and steel tacks). Can you please post the build record?
Don in Vermont
The Old Town canoe with serial number 141091 is a 16 foot long, CS grade, Yankee model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, and a keel. It was built between October, 1944 and June, 1945. The original exterior paint color was fire red with a G. S. (Guide's Special) green bottom. It shipped on June 21st, 1945 to Vergennes, Vermont. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan was created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/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.html to join or renew.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. The serial number that you posted indicated an 18 foot long canoe so you may want to check the number and the length again. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Thats the one

Thanks, Benson. Without doubt that is the boat. I personally hauled it out of a barn at Basin Harbor Club this afternoon, at the request of the son of AP Beach, so the provenance is pretty clear! (I guess I should have known it was not 18' long, however.)
Thanks again,