Old Town Square Stern Boat - 116905

epimer

Smallmouth Bass Fisherman
I have an 16' Old Town square stern boat with the number 116905 stamped into the stem. I'd like to know any information about when it was made and who was the original buyer. Thanks.

epimer
 
Hello,
The canoe with 116905 shows as a 16' Square Stern in CS (Common Sense) grade with open sprunce gunwales, oak seats, decks and thwarts, a keel, outside stems, floor rack and sponsons. It was painted dark green on top and Tropical Green on the bottom. It was shipped to Milo, ME in May or 1936.

A scan of the build record is attached.

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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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Thanks

Mike,

Thank you for the information about my Old Town.

Amazingly, the boat still resides near Milo, Maine!
 
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