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Old Town 106486-13

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by stevenscanoe, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. stevenscanoe

    stevenscanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Could we have the build record on this Old Town? Thanks!
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 106486 is a 13 foot long, AA (or top) grade, fifty pound model with red Western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, a keel, and a floor rack. It was built in June, 1930. The original exterior paint was dark green. It shipped on June 28th, 1930 to Groton, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found 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. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.



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