Old Town 157368 is a 13 1/2 foot AA grade lapstrake built in March and April of 1952. It was built with a 48" mid deck, a keel and outside stems and was painted white... then was shipped to South Shore Marine Base in Freeport, NY on April 22, 1952.
Is this your boat? Sounds very interesting... can you share some pictures?
I've attached the scan of this record below. 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/ot_records/ if you want more details.
Old Town 151368 is a 17 foot AA grade Otca built between July 1948 and February 1949. It has red Western cedar planking, mahogany open gunwales, a keel, outside stems and a floor rack. It was painted bright red and shipped to North Shore Boat and Motor Sales in Momence, Illinois on June 22, 1949.
Your scan is attached below--- now, re-read the stuff about scans and the importance of becoming a WCHA member!
This Canoe stayed in Momence until the Spring of 2007. It traveled up and down a stretch of the Kankakee River in Momence. We brought it to Austin, TX in 2007, where we will give it the TLC it deserves and enjoy its harmony on the water.
Here are two photos of my Uncle, my sister and me probably taken around 1966 or so.
Beautiful canoe, Todd-- and what great pictures! The canoe appears to match the build record exactly-- same red color in '66! What a treasure to have this "boatload of memories" and connection to your uncle!