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just looking for info on our canoe - how old it is, and its approximate value. how does one find out the value of a canoe in need of some work? Thanks for the help!:)
Someone will be along with info on the canoe's age. In the meantime, here's a link to a great essay on how much a canoe is worth:

"Needs a little work" is a common condition, but you can't really assess how much work it needs until you remove the canvas & get a really good look at all the wood. Posting pictures would help, but will never tell the entire story. If you're located near any members, you can probably get a knowledgable set of eyes on it, to give you a better idea of how much work it needs.

Are you looking to sell it, or maybe restore it?
Hello Rich,

Old Town 117649 is a 16 foot CS (common sense or middle) grade Yankee model canoe completed April to June of 1936, with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks/thwarts/seat frames a keel and outside stems. Originally it was dark green. It was shipped to Lake George, NY, on June 9, 1936. Image of 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 will join or 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 join.

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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