Old town canoe search for 154868, what is known about this canoe?

The Old Town with serial number 154868 is a 15 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, wooden Ojibway model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and a keel. It was built between October and November, 1950. The original exterior paint color was aluminum. It shipped on July 7th, 1952 to Lewiston, Idaho (so it doesn't seem to have gone far since then). A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

The wooden Ojibway model does not appear to have ever been advertised in the catalogs but were built on the same form as the fifty pound, lightweight, and trapper models. Please post some pictures if you can, especially of the decks since these occasionally had an unusual integrated hand hold.

These scans and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. 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 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 renew.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your boat. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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