Old Town Canoe 156114

Bobf

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Could you please help me with information on Old Town canoe serial number I believe is 156114 11.
Thank you
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 156114 is an 11 foot long, AA (or top) grade, fifty pound model with western red cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, and a keel. It was built between June and July, 1951. The original exterior paint color was white and Yale blue arranged in a design that is similar to the image at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design46.gif and known as design number 46. It shipped on July 25th, 1951 to Baltimore, Maryland. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at 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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html 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.

Benson
 

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Benson,
I was working on my canoe today and notice another serial number on the opposite end of my canoe. The number was 158144. The information you sent on 156144, the first number I saw, seems to matches the canoe. Could this just be an error on the part of Old Town or just wear over the years?
 
This may be wear or an error since the records for numbers 158144 and 158114 don't list an 11 foot long canoe as shown below.

Benson
 

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