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Len Guralnick

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Can someone please help me ID this boat that just came into my posession?
From my minimal research it appears to be 1929 to 1932, has large decks and coaming.
The Old Town canoe with serial number 103203 is a 17 foot long, CS grade, Otca model with western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, and a keel. It was built between October, 1929 and June, 1930. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on June 7th, 1930 to Port Jervis, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link under the thumbnail image attached below.

These scans 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 contribute 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 doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Thanks so much for your prompt response. I'm very excited to have this boat. My wife went to Camp Netimus in NY State as a child, where this canoe was from. I'm a member of WCHA, but hadn't been to the website in a long time and didn't realize that it had this great feature.