Serial # 171486 -15

Howard Minnick

Curious about Wooden Canoes
I just discovered this great looking canoe in an acquaintances storage facility. Would someone please help me track down the build sheet, model and dates of shipment and approximate value? It appears very serviceable with only 2 ribs exhibiting slight dryrot.
Thanks for your help.
 
The Old Town canoe with serial number 171486 is a 15 foot long fifty pound model with a keel. It was built between October and December, 1961. The original exterior canvas covering was painted dark green. It shipped on August 8th, 1962 to Long Beach, Calif. The back side of the card indicates that a previous request for the build record was answered on August 4th, 1976. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found by following the links at the attached thumbnail images below.

This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 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.php to join.

It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. The information at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?57 has a good summary of how to value a canoe like this. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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Hello Howard,

Old Town 171486 is a 15 foot, 50 pound model canoe that was finished October--December 1961. It has a keel and was originally dark green. It was shipped to Long Beach, CA, on August 8, 1962.
Ignore the back of the scan I posted-- it goes with another record-- sorry for any confusion.

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 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.php 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.

Kathy
 

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