Old Town Build Sheet

Ed Moses

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Old Town Build Sheet for S/N 89009

Could I please have the build sheet information on OT S/N 89009 - 17'


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Old Town serial number 89009 belonged to a 17-foot CS (common sense or middle grade) HW model that was started in 1925 and finished in 1927. It had open spruce gunwales and ash decks. It also had a keel and outside stems. I can't completely read the color, but it was red. On July 18, 1927, it was shipped to New Haven, Conn.

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