Serial Number 163078 17 Thanks :)

The Old Town canoe with serial number 163078 is a 17 foot long Otca model with a keel. It was built between February and August, 1955. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on August 25th, 1955 to McDaniel, Maryland. It was damaged in transit and returned on October 20th, 1955. The repairs required two new inside gunwales and seven hours of labor as shown on the back side of the card. It was then resold to Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 2nd, 1956. Scans of both sides of this build record can be found by following the links behind the thumbnail images attached below.

These scans and several hundred thousand more 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.

Benson
 

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