The Old Town canoe with serial number 146839 is an 18 foot, AA grade, Guide's model with white Maine cedar planking, open ash gunwales, cane seats, half ribs, a keel, outside stems and a half inch bangplate. It was built between October, 1946 and January, 1947. The original exterior paint color was dark brown. It shipped on April 12th, 1947 to Lake George, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.
Thank you for the information. I had noticed traces of a dark brown color, actually I thought it might be a maroon shade. I had assumed this was a second painting on top of the more typical green, which there are also traces of. This clears up the sequence of the colors though.
Thanks again for the prompt reply and helpful information!