Old Town 42105 17

Steve,

Old Town #42105 was a 17-foot CS (or common sense) grade Charles River model with open spruce gunwales and ash decks. It was built in 1916 and shipped to Rochester, N.Y. (or possibly N.H., it's really hard to read the scan). Originally it was a green color, but again I can't read the first part of the word.

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 and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

If you are selling your canoe and plan to use this build record information as part of an ad, please consider giving the WCHA credit for this information on eBay or craigslist or wherever your canoe is listed.

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.

Norm
 

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shipped to Rochester, N.Y. (or possibly N.H., it's really hard to read the scan).

I am reasonably confident that this shipped to New Hampshire since it went "Via B & M" which implies that it was delivered by the Boston and Maine railroad. It would have required a transfer to another railroad if it was shipped all the way to Rochester, New York.

Benson
 
Benson,

Thanks. I didn't know there WAS a Rochester, N.H., until I just Googled it.

Can you decipher the paint color on that build record?

Norm
 
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