Serial number search


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I came across a sponsons canoe (maker unknown) possible OT serial number is 95308. If anyone could run the OT numbers or others that might exist I would appreciate it.


Hi Adam,

Check your personal messages-- Denis looked this one up after calling the seller and figured out you were "the fellow from Tennessee" the seller said had contacted him. Den's email address is

We have two sponson canoes and were only curious about this one.

OT 95308 is a 17 foot CS (common sense, or middle grade) HW model canoe with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, thwarts, and seats, sponsons and a keel. It was originally painted dark green and shipped to Gimbel's in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 3, 1928.

I will attach the scan as soon as my computer co-operates with that particular function, but wanted to get this information out to you.

Kathryn and Dennis,

Thanks for the info on this canoe. I too was kind of just curious about it. It does appear to be in overall good condition based on the photo I saw of it. Seller is asking a little too much for me at this time.