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18' Old Town #146376

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Piglett, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Piglett

    Piglett New Member

    Looking for build date.
    Canoe was purchased new by my great-grandfather.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 146376 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Guide model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between August and October, 1946. The original exterior paint color was G. S. (Guide's Special) green. It shipped on October 30th, 1946 to Claremont, New Hampshire. A scan of this build record is shown below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand more 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 also 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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