Serial Number info on my 16' Old Town

Larry Riker

New Member
I have recently purchased an Old Town 16' in very nice condition. I am interested in any construction details you might be able to supply. the serial number is: 118179.
I have just added all of the necessary fittings for an Old Town Sail Kit that I had from a previous Old Tow canoe. We love it!
This boat has been re-canvased and refinished some time ago and always been stored indoors.
What is the approx value of this package?
The Old Town canoe with serial number 118179 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Yankee model with Western red cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash trim, half ribs, a keel, outside stems, and a bang plate along the full length of the keel. It was built in June, 1936. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It was shipped on July 1st, 1936 to East Haddam(?), Connecticut. 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.

More information about how to value and sell a wooden canoe can be found at and by looking at the other sailing canoes listed at in the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Classifieds.

It is also possible that they 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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