Old Town, serial # 168386


Canoe Enthusiast
Hi Again,

This boat is for sale in my area and I thought it too might make a good candidate for restoration. Can you give any info on it's age? Even if I don't buy the boat, I'm in contact with the owner and will pass on to him whatever info you send.

Thanks, jim
The Old Town canoe with serial number 168386 is a 16 foot long, OTCA model with a keel. It was built between December 1958 and August 1959. The original exterior paint color was red. It shipped on August 7th, 1959 to Long Beach, CA. 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 others 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/catalogs/old-town/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.html to join.

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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