Old Town 25 ft War Canoe serial #104847 do you have info?

HudsonRiver

Hudson River Maritime Musuem
Hi,
Looking for info on a 25 ft war canoe appears to be an old town.
Serial was hard to read and appears to be 104847
Would be appreciative of any info you might have for this.

Thanks
 

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Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
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The Old Town canoe with serial number 104847 is a 25 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, war canoe model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, thirty inch decks, a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was built between January and July, 1930. The original exterior paint color was Yale blue. It shipped on July 5th, 1930 to Torrington, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand more 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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html 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.

Benson
 

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HudsonRiver

HudsonRiver

Hudson River Maritime Musuem
Perfect- thank you...

Perfect... exactly what we are looking at....thank you so much

The Old Town canoe with serial number 104847 is a 25 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, war canoe model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, thirty inch decks, a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was built between January and July, 1930. The original exterior paint color was Yale blue. It shipped on July 5th, 1930 to Torrington, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand more 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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html 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.

Benson
 
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