Old Town serial number help


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Just purchased and Old Town with serial number 132832 17. Appreciate any information. Just learning about Old Town canoes and am enjoying reading the information on this site. We plan to restore this canoe and put it back in use. Thanks!
Old Town serial number

Old Town serial number 132832 came from a 17-foot CS (or common sense) grade OTCA with open spruce gunwales and birch decks, thwarts, and seats. It had a keel. The canoe was built in 1941 and shipped in 1942 to Philadelphia. It was dark green in color.

The scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image. 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/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

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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Old Town serial number

Thank you for such a fast reply! This canoe spent most of its active life in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and then spent the last 30 years or so in storage in Indiana and then Montague, Michigan. Its new home is in Muskegon, Michigan.

Somewhere along the way, someone painted it red. It needs new canvas, so we will plan to return it to its original green color at that time.

Thanks again, we'll be joining the WCHA soon.
Welcome to the WCHA. Check out the chapter listings... you may want to get in touch with Lower MI Chapter Head, Russ Hicks:

Russ Hicks
7900 Columbia Hwy.
Eaton Rapids. MI 48827-9321
Email: Ikanoe2@aol.com