Old Town 51309 16

felixvg

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I have a dk green old town sailing canoe and am requesting a build sheet.
Number 51309 -16.
Rob Van Gemert
PO Box 118
Egg Harbor Wi. 54209
920-493-2100
felix@netnet.net
Thank you for your assistance, I will be sending in a membership fee, thanks to the volunteers that assist.
 
Hello Rob:

You might want to double check your serial #. As I see the records, build # 51309 was issued to an 18' OTCA model, and I see no reference to sailing equipment. This canoe was shipped to Green Bay, WI in about 1918; the date is not clearly legible.
 
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[Roger: That is the canoe, it is an OTCA, I thought it was a little longer than 16, but that part of the number is hard to read. Green bay is the closest city to where the canoe was housed. Does the build sheet happen to show a buyer name? It might be george Norton.
Is it possible to get a copy?
Thank You very much
Rob van gemert
QUOTE=Roger Young]Hello Rob:

You might want to double check your serial #. As I see the records, build # 51309 was issued to an 18' OTCA model, and I see no reference to sailing equipment. This canoe was shipped to Green Bay, WI in about 1918; the date is not clearly legible.[/QUOTE]
 
Rob:
The Old Town canoe with serial number 51309 is an 18' foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, “Otca” model with open spruce gunwales, and birch decks, thwarts and seats. It was built between Dec. 31, 1917 and 18 Mar. 1918. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on 20 March 1918, to Gordon - Brent Co., Green Bay, WI.

The scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below. The build card makes no reference to sailing gear, although it does suggest that two back rests and two spruce paddles were included.

The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) as you probably know well. 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 these descriptions don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions
 

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Yes I have 2 backrests and 2 spruce paddles, the sailing rig does look like it might have been added later. I will have to do some research on the Gordon-Brent company
Roger Young said:
Rob:
The Old Town canoe with serial number 51309 is an 18' foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, “Otca” model with open spruce gunwales, and birch decks, thwarts and seats. It was built between Dec. 31, 1917 and 18 Mar. 1918. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It shipped on 20 March 1918, to Gordon - Brent Co., Green Bay, WI.

The scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below. The build card makes no reference to sailing gear, although it does suggest that two back rests and two spruce paddles were included.

The microfilms and scans of these records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) as you probably know well. 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 these descriptions don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions
 
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