Old Town restoration #87727


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I have an Old Town #87727 that I am restoring. Can someone post the build sheet for it.
Thanks, Kevin
Hi Kevin-- I'm not ignoring you-- my computer won't let me see the 8XXXX records. If nobody jumps in and replies to this request by tomorrow, I'll look it up on a different computer that isn't fussy.

The Old Town canoe with serial number 87727 is a 16 foot long Yankee model in CS (Common Sense or the middle) grade with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between April, 1925 and May, 1926. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on June 10th, 1926 to Long Island City, New York. The back side of the record shows that it appears to have moved to Winchester, Mass. by September of 1979 when there was a previous request for a copy of this information. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

This scan and several hundred thousand others 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 join.

It is also possible that they 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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