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15' Wood Old Town canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Maine-Basser, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Maine-Basser

    Maine-Basser New Member

    Good Evening, I am hoping to find some info about an Old Town Canoe my dad purchased in the late 70s early 80s with the serial number 223152. All I know about the canoe is it is about 15 feet long and all wood, plus many memories of fishing from it as a child. Any information is appreciated.
    Steve
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town with serial number 223152 is a 15 foot long Trapper model with a keel. It was built between October and November, 1978. The original fiberglass exterior was clear to show the natural wood. It shipped on November 30th, 1978 to Raymond, Maine. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

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    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 http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to join.

    It is possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Canoes with a family connection are always extra special. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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