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Hey Dave--

Old Town 169640 is an 18 foot Guide model canoe, finished January to April of 1960. It has a keel and outside stems, and was painted guide special green before shipment to Milwaukee, WI, on May 2, 1960.

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 and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

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.

Kathy
 

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This canoe was shipped to Ruggles Marine Mart in Milwaukee, same as my '46 Otca. Whatever that's worth...
 
I also had (sold to Ferdy) a 1960 15' Lightweight that was shipped to Ruggles.
Also in my collection is a pair of never used(or sparingly), pristine Old Town spruce paddles with a Ruggles decals on them. Not sure of the age.....
(**did we ever figure out paddle ages by decal type??)


I have found that there were about 4-6 major Old Town dealers in the midwest between Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Ruggles is one of them.
 
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