OT Spooner


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My father acquired this canoe more than thirty years ago and it has been sitting in the barn ever since. I was hoping you could help me determin its age and possibly tell me some of the build sheet info. The s/n is 47693-17.
Thank much. J
Someone else with the records may have a copy that isn't smeared up as much... I can read the record, but you may have to take my word for it, that this is the record for Old Town #47693 (it was between 92 and 94).

The Old Town assigned this number is a CS ("common sense") grade Otca model, built between January 1917 and February 1918. Sounds like a nice canoe, with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, thwarts, and seat frames, half-ribs, outside stems and a keel. It was painted Khaki gray and shipped to Worchester MA on March 16, 1918.

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