Old Town Serial Number

The Old Town with serial number 154894 is went on a 15 foot, CS grade, wooden Ojibway model with Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and no keel. It was built between October, 1950 and July, 1952. The original exterior paint color was aluminum. It shipped on August 15th, 1952 to Lake Delevan, Wisc. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

The wooden Ojibway model was never advertised in the catalogs but appears to have been built on the same form as the fifty pound, lightweight, and trapper models. I saw the classified advertisement for this last night but it was too far for me to go get. Please post some pictures if you can, especially of the decks since these occasionally had an unusual integrated hand hold.

These scans 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 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 renew.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your boat. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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