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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    136006 16 Thanks, square stern
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 136006 is a 16 foot long, CS (common sense or middle) grade, square end paddling model with a rowing seat, open spruce gunwales, ash decks, spruce thwarts, spruce seats, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. The bow seat was mounted on cleats, two inches higher than standard, and was removable. The stern seat was bolted to the rails and five inches ahead of standard. It was specially built on the 18 foot form in August, 1942. The original exterior paint color was maroon with a tropical red bottom and lettered with an "N" on the right bow. It shipped on September, 2nd, 1942 to Lackawaxen, Tennessee. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.


    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. 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 renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match. Please attach a picture if the original letter is still showing on the right bow. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

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    David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson, She's here in great shape just getting new canvas.

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