Request for Serial Number

Todd: The Old Town canoe with serial number 142383 is a 16 foot long, CS grade, Yankee model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks and a keel. It was built between June and October, 1945. The original exterior paint color was bright red. It was shipped on October 12th, 1945 to Claremont, NH ?. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

These scans were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and 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.

- Al


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