Record Request 114258

Old Town 114258 is a 16 foot AA grade Yankee model canoe completed during July and August of 1934. It has open mahogany gunwales and mahogany decks, thwarts, and seat frames. It was fitted with a keel and a floor rack, was painted design #16 and shipped to Galveston, Texas on September 11, 1934.

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.

Also attached is an image of design #16, courtesy "The Complete Old Town Canoe Campany Catalog Collection, 1901- 1993", available on CD from http://www.wcha.org/catalog/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/cdrom.htm on the web.

Kathy
 

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Thank you Kathryn. I appreciate the speedy response. That is the canoe, its paint job is still very similar to the one shown on the build record.

Adam
 
Hi Adam-- Sounds like your canoe was well-cared-for over the years... and you have yourself a really nice find!

There have been some interesting discussions re the Yankee here in Forums, if you want to use the "search" function above. The model has an interesting history.

Kathy
 
The owner of this canoe is the son of the original purchaser. It has been in the family since new and supposedly still has the original canvas on it. He says there are no leaks and no damage. I am in negotiations to purchase it now. I believe it is a wonderful find and am excited to be its new caretaker for the next several decades until I can pass it on to my children.

Thanks again for the rapid response and helpful information.

Adam
 
Here are some pictures of this canoe...I hope to have the purchase finalized this next weekend.

Any thoughts on the paint or the seats or floor rack?

I love the name!
 

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