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Hi, I recently aquired an OT canoe that my dad had been given 20 years ago. Is it possible to research the build records or any info on this canoe? I found 115547 16 stamped in it. Thanks RWW
 
Hello RWW,

Old Town 115547 is a 16 foot CS (common sense, or middle) grade Yankee model canoe that was completed February-June of 1935. It has Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, thwarts, and seat frames and a keel. It was painted dark green and shipped to the Eagleman Land Co. in Muncy Valley, PA, on June 10, 1935.

There's a lot of interesting information on the Yankee model that you can find by using the "search" function above and typing in "Yankee". You might also find something on the company that originally bought it by doing a Google search. 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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