old town #95196

brudosd

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My father-in-law just gave me this boat. Its been overhead in his Adirondack cabin for 40+ years. Any build info would be appreciated. The number in the bow stem appears to be 95196 15. Thanks dtb
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 95196 is a 15 foot long 50 pounder with a keel. The build dates are difficult to read but it was in 1927. The original exterior canvas covering was dark green. The ship date is covered however it went to Big Moose Lake, N.Y. (north of Old Forge). A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

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.

Al
 

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