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Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by fred capenos, May 7, 2020.

  1. fred capenos

    fred capenos Canoe Pilot

    130541 15. Thanks in advance
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 130541 is a 15 foot long, AA (or top) grade, fifty pound model with open mahogany gunwales, a keel, a floor rack, a full length bang plate, and painters on the bow and stern. It was built between June and November, 1940. The original exterior paint was similar to the image at and known as design number 47. This also had the name "Lady Luck" in gold on the right and left sides of the bow. It shipped on January 10th, 1941 to Lynn, Massachusetts. A scan of 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 your canoe. Please attach a picture if the original design is still showing. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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