Ot #175193-15


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Please research old town #175193-15. Should be a 50's vintage 15 footer. Possibly a two tone finish with a pattern along the shear. Thanks Guys

Old Town 175193 is a 15 foot 50 pound model canoe that was finished September-November of 1965. It has 2 3/4" planking, a keel, and a rubrail. The stern seat was movel two inches forward. It was painted Old Town design #45, which I will attach below, courtesy "The Complete Old Town Canoe Company Catalog Collection, 1901- 1993", available on CD from http://www.wcha.org/catalog/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm on the web.

This canoe was shipped to Weirs Beach, NH, on July 14, 1966. A copy of the scan appears below-- click on it to get a larger image.

From your description, this appears to be the correct record!

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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Thanks for the prompt reply Kathy.
The current owner tells me her dad was Ross Lindsey(now decesed), the original recipient in 1966. The design is no longer on the canoe but now that we have the record she is thrilled to be able to have it restored the way she remembers.
Thanks again
OK Guys, I want to post a picture of the finished canoe but the process on your site has me baffled. Whats the procedure?
Click on "go advanced", which is down there on the bottom right.

In the second box is the statement "Manage Attachments"

Click on that, and you get a separate box with "Add Files"

Click on that, and you get another littler box with "select files"

Click on that, and you can browse your computer for the pictures.

When your files have been selected, hit "Upload Files"

You will see them load and your image will appear in that box. You can cancel it out when you see it there-- the title of the image will show under "Manage Attachments".

You can then hit "submit reply" or "preview".

I am attaching a picture of Bertie that Denis took when he was just a baby. He is self-aware and knows how handsome he is.



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OK, here's the finished canoe. Seems like in the past, there was a much simpler way to attach a picture,
Anyway, the canoe came out nice. Just as the owner remembered it. DSCN1640.JPGDSCN1642.JPG
Beautiful! You must feel very proud!

The old picture-uploading system was similar, but I agree it was easier for folks to figure out.