Old Town build record 130424 18

Mal Kitson

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If you would be so kind as to let me know any information you might have on the canoe that my grandfather bought in Maine many years ago. It is still in the family.

Thank you

Mal Kitson
Hello, Mal--

How cool that you still have the family canoe!

Old Town 130424 is an 18 foot CS (common sense) grade Otca model canoe finished between July of 1940 and June 1941. It has open spruce gunwales, half ribs, a keel, outside stems and was originally painted dark Yale blue. It was shipped to the Crandall-Hicks Co. of Boston, MA, on June 26, 1941.

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.

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.

More information on the Old Town Company can be found in Sue Audette's book, "Old Town, Our First Hundred Years", which is available through the WCHA store and most booksellers, eBay, Amazon, and public libraries.



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