Old Town Information


Old Town Information 146795

I was looking at future projects this weekend and got curious to know some information about SN 146795.
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Old Town 146795 is a 16 foot CS (common sense) grade HW model with open spruce gunwales, slat seats (a feature of the war years), and sponsons. It was given design #46 and shipped to Montgomery Ward in Rome, NY on April 8, 1947.

Design 46 appears to be a mustard color with a wide navy stripe along the gunwales, swooping around the stems.

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Thank you

Kathryn Klos said:
Old Town 146795 is a 16 foot CS (common sense) grade HW model

Thank you very much Kathy,

Interesting, a "Monky Wards" OT. Who ever would have guessed. Not quite the same pedigree as the AF I once owned.

You have helped to solve a puzzle for me. I could not figure out why this canoe has no seats. Now I (kind of) know.

I don't think slat seats will go back in if and when I ever get around to this canoe. Do you or does anyone here have any photo's of what those seats should look like, how they were mounted?


Interesting, while I was out of town I stopped following that post. Perfect pictures of the seats.