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Wooden "Old Town" Kayak Information

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Mary, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Mary

    Mary New Member

    Can anyone provide me with information on "Old Town"
    wooden kayaks?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Well, I guess that depends on your definition of an "Old Town" wooden kayak. In 1940 and 1941 some of their catalogs included an insert for a wooden kayak as shown below although one could argue that this was just a short canoe with long decks. Kennebec and other manufacturers also offered similar kayaks during this period.

    Old Town also listed a fiberglass surf kayak in their catalogs from 1971 to 1978 that had an "end-grain-balsa-sandwich hull" as shown in the second picture below.

    These images came from the Old Town catalog CD which is available from or if you want more information. Do you have one of these kayaks?


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  3. OP

    Mary New Member

    Thanks Benson, Turns out is was not an Old Town for sale.

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