Old Town Closed Gunwale Guide

hopkintoncedar

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This boat is in Maine, owner has provided me with this much of the serial number:

44001

Could someone please provide information regarding this boat, Thanks, Todd
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 44001 is an 16 foot long, CS grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with closed spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, a keel, floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between July, 1916 and April, 1917. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on April 12th, 1917 to Bridgeport, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail images below.

These scans 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 join or 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 these descriptions don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck,

Benson
 

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Todd - Please put serial number posts in the Serial Number section of the forum - just makes scanning for requests a little easier. The Research & History section is more for trading information about builders and models, construction techniques etc. Not a big deal - just thought I'd mention it for the benefit of everyone.

44001 is assigned to a 16 HW model in CS grade. It had spruce gunwales; ash seats, decks and thwarts; a keel, floor racks and sponsons. It was painted dark green and shipped to Bridgeport, CT in April of 1917.

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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Wow -- Benson is fast! Did his reply while I was on my soapbox about which forum was correct!
 
Mike, got it, my mistake!!! Benson, boat sure looks like a guide, it's on Sebago, I will ask gentleman to take another look at the ###s
 
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