Old Town Canoe Serial Number 148983


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Hi, I've found a 20 ft. Old Town Canoe #148983.... would love to know more about it's start in life and history. Thanks :)


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Old Town #148983 was a 20-foot CS (common sense) grade Guide model with open spruce gunwales and half ribs, as shown in your picture. It was built in 1947 and shipped to Caribou, Maine. It had sponsons, but no keel, and its original color was Guide Special Green.

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.

If you are selling your canoe and plan to use this build record information as part of an ad, please consider giving the WCHA credit for this information on eBay or craigslist or wherever your canoe is listed.

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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