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The Old Town canoe with serial number 174397 is an 18 foot long Otca model with narrow two and 3/4 inch planking and a keel. It was built between December, 1964 and February, 1965. The original exterior paint color was pale blue and it was shipped on June 16th, 1965 to Newington, Conn. 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.

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