Old Town

Scott Barkdoll

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Dear WCHA

Please search the following Numbers
Old Town 64948 18

CHarles river style courting canoe builder unknown #942 16
I have many details and photos if there is an UFO place to post.

Thanks, Scott
 
Scott,

There are others who have more knowledge on Charles River area builders than I do. Post a few representative pictures and they may be able to help with an ID.

The Old Town number you list is a 18' CS Grade canoe, but I can't determine the model from the build record. Perhaps someone else can read it. It has spruce wales and birch decks and was painted dark green. It was delivered to Camp Wyankee in Wolfeboro NH in June of 1921.

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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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