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Old Town 136668

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by James Carr, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. James Carr

    James Carr New Member

    Hello

    I would appreciate any information you have on Old Town 136668.

    Thanks!

    James
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 136668 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, Yankee model with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between December, 1942 and April, 1943. The original exterior paint color was dark red. It shipped on May 5th, 1943 to Vermilion, Ohio. A scan of this build record can be found 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. I just spent the afternoon paddling a similar Yankee from 1940. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson



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    James Carr

    James Carr New Member

    Thank you Benson. I really appreciate the quick response. This one has a sail kit. Do you know if the sail kit would normally show up on the build sheet or was it an accessory sold afterwards?
     
  4. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Sailing rigs could easily be added at a later date. Since it's not on the build sheet, that's probably what happened.
     
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    James Carr

    James Carr New Member

    Thanks for the insight. Really appreciated
     

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