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Old Town Serial Number 38040 18

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by KWhitney, May 22, 2020.

  1. KWhitney

    KWhitney Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Certainly an 18' but not sure about year or model.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, the Old Town canoe with serial number 38040 is an 18 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Charles River model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between April and May, 1915. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on May 28th, 1915 to Maranacook, Maine. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    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 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 to learn more about the WCHA and 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,



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