old town canoe 32282


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just purchased old town 32282. it is a green 16? with sponsons. I am curious about age and history. I guess in this territory they call it the "build sheet"


Scott Palmer

Hi Scott--

Old Town 32282 is a 16 foot CS (middle) grade HW model canoe that was completed from May 25 to June 26, 1914. It has red Western cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, ash decks, thwarts, and seat frames, a keel and sponsons. Original color was dark green. It was shipped to Burlington, Vermont, on July 6, 1914.

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.



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very cool


Thank you so much for your prompt reply. It's amazing that so much info is available on a 95 year old boat. That is so cool.
My father has restored several Adirondack guide boats, and we recently picked up this canoe at an auction, as a project to do together. He is a history buff, and will be excited to see the original shipping sheet.
For the record, the boat is now in Dorset, Vermont and is being restored.
I appreciate all that you guys do.
Thanks so much.

Restoring a canoe is a great family project-- creating a family heirloom. We'd love to see pictures of the restoration in progress. May this old canoe see many more generations of use!