Old Town info


Curious about Wooden Canoes
Howdy all -

I was just given an old town wood canvas canoe that needs repair. I had thought about glassing it and having a neat wide-stripper, but reading this forum I've decided to re-canvas it instead. So, I'd like some info on the canoe if its available. Old Town, 133292 10.


My guess is that your serial number is actually 133292 18. This would match the record for the Old Town canoe with serial number 133292 which is an 18 foot long, GS (Guide's Special) grade, Guide's model with white Maine cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, half ribs, and a keel. It was built between August, 1941 and January, 1942. The original exterior paint color was G. S. (Guide's Special) green. It shipped on February 18th, 1942 to Boston, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 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 join.

It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. I'm glad that you have decided to re-canvas it and good luck with the rest of your restoration. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Indeed, 18

Thanks! -

It was an 18, not a 10. I'll be seeing you in the repair etc. forums.

- Looney