war canoe

christ church

Curious about Wooden Canoes
any info on 1955 serial# 163541-25
We have an OLD TOWN built 1955, am looking for
any info on "War Canoe". Has been stored inside hanging
upside down from rafters the last 15 years.Looking for any build info.
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Not sure of your question. A "war canoe" is a model made by Old Town that was quite popular in childrens camps because you could load a ton of kids into one. The model was introduced in 1909 with the 25' version selling for $75 and the 34' model selling for a whopping $134.

163541 was assigned to a 25' War Canoe in CS grade shipped to Christ Church Camp in Winchendon MA c/o Joseph Tinker on June 21, 1955. It has a keel, outside stems and a floor rack and was painted Dark Green. A scan of the build record is attached.

Scans of approximately 210,000 records were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. Additional information about the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. Please join WCHA or make a tax deductable contribution so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.html to join. If you are already a WCHA member, THANK YOU!

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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