Old Town Serial #36623

cjandrle

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I just purchased Old Town #36623, a 17' CS grade HW model and would be interested in getting a copy of the build record. Thanks very much.
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 36623 is a 17 foot, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red Western Cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, and a keel. It was built between February and May, 1915. The original exterior paint color was dark greeen. It shipped on May 18th, 1915 to Winsted, Conn. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

These scans 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 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.

Benson
 

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Thanks so much for the quick reply. This canoe has two thwarts but there is an unused pair of bolts with wingnuts through the gunnels at the center of the canoe. Is there a thwart missing or are these bolts for something else? A shoulder yoke perhaps?
 
Is there a thwart missing or are these bolts for something else?

Those bolts are for a missing center thwart. Most Old Towns of that size and vintage had wingnuts on the center thwart so it could be easily removed for courting. You can put a yoke there, a new thwart, or simply ignore the whole thing.

Benson
 
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