Oldtown dingy

stephenboyle@comcast.net

Curious about Wooden Canoes
I have a dingy that my uncle had the numbers are-- 162002(hope i can some imformation) now that I'm retired i should restore it i guess.I just finished a E-Type that i had stored for the 35 yrs of the 37 yrs i had it. I just know wood is so much better then metal to work on. On the way to maine this summer i'm picking up a oldtown canoe that's cheap and looks like it just needs to be recanvased.-- famous last words-- never know. My fondest memorys are when i was small my Father hauling me all around the Allagash region in a 20' guide canoe. It was different there then and the fish were bigger--Steve
 
Hello Steve,
The boat with #162002 was a 9' Dingy in AA grade with half ribs, a keel and outside stems. It was painted white and shipped to Lakeport, NH in September of 1954. A copy 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 dingy. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.
 

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