Sn 24362 18

The Old Town canoe with serial number 26362, is 16 foot long so that probably isn't yours. The one with 24362, is an 18 foot long, CS grade, Charles River model with Western red cedar planking, closed spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch trim, spruce finish rails, and a keel. It was built between November, 1912 and July, 1913. The original exterior paint color was D. G. (Dark Green?). It shipped on July 10th, 1913 to Fitchburg, Mass. A scanned copy of this build record can be found by following the link behind 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.

It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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Free canoe

Thank you Benson. As you can see it's a real basket case. I got it for free only cost me about $50.00 for gas. Someone cut it down to about 13' and made it into a squre stern. I think it will go on the back burner for now.


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