Otc #178906

AKsnowwalker

Curious about Wooden Canoes
I have recently picked up a 15' Old Town Canoe with the #178906 on the bow stem. What do I have and when was it built?

Thanks
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 178906 is a 15 foot long Light Weight model with a keel. It was built between September and October, 1967. The original exterior canvas covering was Old Town yellow. It shipped on May 13th, 1968 to the Delmar, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. Additional information about the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/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.html to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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Benson,
Thank You for the timely response. Seems this canoe was well taken care of. It is still yellow and has two stickers on the deck( OTC and Bennetts Gun Works). The canvas, a couple planks, and three ribs will be replaced this spring.
:)
aksnowwalker
 
I was referring to the canoe. If it is currently in Alaska, then it really traveled. Would love to have that story!
 
Mike,
From what I have gathered this canoe has resided in Alaska for at least the last 30 years. Owned by the same family since 1967. A well cared for canoe that suffered from a run in with a boat trailer last summer. We hope to have her back in the water by June. Shortly after ice out. AKSnowwalker
 
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