serial number 116744 17


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Gidday I think I have an Old town canoe with the above numbers on the stem post, can anyone enlighten me to the history of this boat.
Cheers Murray
Hello Murray,
Your boat seems to be a 17' Otca model, open spruce gunwale, 20" oak decks, thwarts & seats. It was built between December 1935 and February 1936 and was painted Yale Blue. The build record is attached.

Of course, this may be another boat - verify the serial number.

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I will jump in for Mike since he is probably at the Assembly by now. The telegraph address for the Old Town Canoe Company was OTCACO so the Otca model is thought to have been named from this so it stands for Old Town CAnoe.



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