old town #96677

Keith P

Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes
Hello Can you please look up serial number 96677. Unfortunatly that's all I have. I believe it was setup for sailing and has a floor rack.



Looks like 96677 is on a 17' Charles River (on HW form???) in AA grade with mahogany rails, seats, decks & thwarts. It had a keel and a floor rack is mentioned, but no mention of a sailing rig. It was originally dark green. Kind of unusual, this boat was mostly built in late 1927, not finished til summer of 1929 and not shipped til a year later. It was shipped to Carmel NY in June 1930. The build record is attached. Though the number area is a bit hard to read, it did fall in between 96676 and 78.

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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.


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