AA grade Old Town Molitor model in original condition from 1921

Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by Benson Gray, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    This is an AA grade Old Town Molitor model in original condition from 1921. It has closed gunwales and pocked ribs like a Morris.
     

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  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter

    Wow, that is stunning. You could easily make the case to leave it alone and not restore it, but it would be a shame not to be able to paddle it! Did you acquire this one?
     
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Yes, I got it along with the one described at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?11487&p=59066#post59066 last year. This was just too nice to leave behind even though I wasn't really looking for another 18 foot canoe. The water test quickly indicated that the canvas needs to be replaced as the photo of the inside stern shows. It will probably get restored with new canvas in a few years. There doesn't appear to be any wood that needs to be replaced. It got through the window and is now upstairs at my house after a good cleaning.

    Benson
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter

    It got through the window and is now upstairs at my house after a good cleaning.

    I really must get your wife to speak to mine, any and all attempts to bring canoes into the house have been rebuffed with extreme prejudice. ;)
     
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    Benson Gray

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  6. Etienne-Henri

    Etienne-Henri Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I was looking at your Indian OT, wondering which could be this canoe behind it. Very nice pair. EH
     
  7. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Beautiful, Benson!
     
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Happy 4th of July!

    Benson


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  9. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The roof base (opposite of wheel base) of today's cars is getting shorter and shorter.
     
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Yes, an eighteen foot canoe on a fourteen foot car is never going to look quite right. It seems much better in the water.

    Benson


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  11. Michael Grace

    Michael Grace Lifetime Member

    Wow, Benson, what a lovely Old Town! - Michael
     
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  12. 1905Gerrish

    1905Gerrish LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Very nice Benson. Enjoy that beauty!
     
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  13. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    WOW, Benson.......cream does rise to the top. no ? PHEW !
     
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    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I've found that a big crowd of helpers isn't required to get a this canoe back into the house through a second story window. A chain fall makes it easier to make fine adjustments.

    Benson


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