War Canoe history

147152 is on a a 25' war canoe in CS grade with spruce rails & outside stems. It was shipped to the American Red Cross in Aberdeen, WA in March of 1947. It was originally painted dark green. A copy of the build record is attached.

It looks as if Benson Gray did a search on this record in November of 2001 - so someone else had an interest.

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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.


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