Serial # help


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I have a dark green wooden canoe. The following is stamped inside the bottom area of bow and stern....157240 16....Any help would be appreciated
The Old Town canoe with serial number 157240 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, low end HW (Heavy Water) model with outside stems. It was built between February and April, 1952. The original exterior paint color was aluminum or silver. It shipped on May 16th, 1952 to Tupper Lake, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

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 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 to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with your restoration projects.



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