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Please research the build card for OT #170313 (could possibly be #170343). It should be a double ended row boat.
Old Town #170313 was a 16-foot D.E.B. model built in 1960 and shipped to Holderness, N.H. D.E.B. stands for Double End Boat. It had a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was dark green in color.

Old Town #170343 was a 15-foot lapstrake boat model "16" that was a motorboat with a transom. It was built in 1960-61 and shipped to Mays Landing, N.J., in 1961. It also had a keel, outside stems, and a floor rack. It was yellow.

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The 16' DEB one is it, #170313. The boat is still on Squam Lake in Holderness.