Old Town 174901 is a 16 foot guide model canoe that was completed May--June of 1965. It has 2 3/4" planking and the stern seat was moved 2" forward. It has a keel and was originally painted red. It was shipped on June 25, 1965 to Hoigaard's in Minneapolis. As I am an old Minneapolis person, I know this place... and it was actually in the inner-ring suburb of St. Louis Park. We bought lawn furniture there, and I loved to figure out which tent I liked best. Anyway, if the canoe didn't stray far from its distination, you live near some of my kids. Image of the scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image.
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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.
Thanks..it is as you describe.purchased in1986 from local mpls.owner..have used it for many years in the bwca and various river trips..have to repaint some flaking of exterior. May re canvas this winter.