Old Town Canoe 76109


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I would very much like to know about my 17ft Old Town canoe, purchased in the 1970s in Washington DC, and apparently made about 1924. If documentation exists on the history of this canoe, I would be grateful to have it. Thanks, Ardelle
Hello Ardelle,

Looks like quite a beautiful boat. 76109 is one of 3 boats all shipped at the same time (April 1923) to DN Walford of Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC.

All three were 17' AA Grade Torpedo End models with mahogany gunwales, decks, seats and thwarts. Western cedar ribs and white cedar planking. The mahogany decks were 36" and 24" long (presume the longer deck in the front). 76109 was painted lemon and had painter rings installed. The other two boats were gray.

A copy of the build record for 76109 is attached.

Scans of approximately 210,000 records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. Additional information about the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. Please join WCHA or make a tax deductable contribution 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.html to join. If you are already a WCHA member, THANK YOU!

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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Special Edition Centennial Canoe

I have a 1998 Guide 16' 100th Anniversary Canoe, serial #631856. Do you have information on canoes of this genre? I would like to know how many were built and the value of it today. It has never been in the water! Thanks for any info you can give me.
Only the first 210,000 records were scanned as Mike mentioned below so you will need to send your serial number and $3 to the factory to get a copy of the build record. The address and other details are listed at http://www.wcha.org/identify.html if you want more information.

I don't know how many of these were built but you may find that there is not a huge demand for them today. More information about how to value and sell a wooden canoe can be found at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=57 although this is more focused on older canoes.

Feel free to start a new thread if you have any other questions since this really isn't related to the canoe with serial number 76109. Thanks,