Old Town build record


Curious about Wooden Canoes
Considering purchasing OT serial number 180794 - 15, can you please provide the build record for this canoe?


The Old Town canoe with serial number 180794 is a 15 foot long Light Weight model with a keel and rub rails. It was built between May and June, 1968. The original exterior canvas covering was red below the rub rail and yellow above like the one shown on page 9 of the 1968 catalog. It shipped on June 21st, 1968 to the Eagle River, Wis. 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. This was a colorful one.



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