old town serial number info


Curious about Wooden Canoes
I'm interested in finding information on an old town canoe with serial number 72636_16.

Any info would be greatly apprciated.


Hi Bob,

Old Town 72636 is a 16 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade canoe that began as a Charles River model, but was finished as an HW model during June-August of 1922. It has red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, thwarts, and seat frames, and a keel. Originally, it was dark green. It was shipped to Speculator, New York, on August 16, 1922.

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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That was fast - Thank you Kathy!

Would you know what a canoe like this worth?