Old Town Canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Bernietheoneandonly, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Bernietheoneandonly

    Bernietheoneandonly New Member

    Hello,

    I just purchased a Old Town canoe with a serial number of 16 39884. I hope you have some detail regarding this old boat.

    Thanks so much,
    Bernie
     
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Welcome to the WCHA.

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 39884 is shown as 16 feet long, CS (common sense or standard) grade, Charles River model with western red cedar planking, spruce open gunwales, maple decks, seats, and thwarts, and equipped with a keel and a floor rack. The canoe was built between October 1915 and April 1916. The original exterior paint was Yale blue. It was shipped to Portland, Oregon on May 8, 1916. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

    39884-24272.jpg

    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 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.

    Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Greg
     
  3. OP
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    Bernietheoneandonly

    Bernietheoneandonly New Member

    Greg,
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Bernie
     

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