Old town 18 foot sponson model

dave walsh

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I am wrapping up a restoration on this canoe. I am leaving the sponsons off. The serial number is 40111. Any ideas on a date on this boat?
 
Hello Dave,
Old Town 40111 is an 18 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade HW (heavy water) model canoe that was completed October 1915-February 1916 with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks/thwarts/seat frames, a keel, sponsons, polished brass row locks, a pair of 7' spruce oars, and an original color of medium green. It was shipped to Albany, NY, on March 20, 1916. 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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You might consider offering the removed-sponsons in the classifieds here. They come in handy on sailing/rowing canoes, and may be exactly what someone is looking for.
 
thhanks

I am wrapping up a restoration on this canoe. I am leaving the sponsons off. The serial number is 40111. Any ideas on a date on this boat?

Kathy
Thanks so much for the information on the boat. It adds up. I am in Albany, NY. I acquired it about twenty years ago up in Olmsteadville in the Adirondacks--The description very much matches the boat. I am thrilled to get this info. It was pretty beat up, but will make a nice usable boat.
best dave walsh
 
Glad the record matches! Enjoy your nice old Old Town-- if you have a chance, post pics once she's looking pretty again (or along the way).

Kathy
 
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