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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by David Satter, Jun 28, 2020.
# 89065 17 thanks, Dave
The Old Town canoe with serial number 89065 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, Otca model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts, birch seats, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between December, 1925 and February, 1927. The original exterior paint color was white enamel which probably looked similar to the one shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design27.gif which was known as the design number 27. Please attach some pictures if the original design is still showing. It shipped on May 19th, 1927 to New York City. A scan of this build record can be found below.
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It is 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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