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1939 16-foot
Old Town Canoe


Good Usable

16 foot, rare AA (top) grade, HW (Heavy Water) rowing and paddle canoe with red western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, brass oarlocks, a keel, a floor rack, sponsons, and a bang plate along the full length of the keel. It was built between June and August, 1939.
The original exterior paint was dark red. It shipped on May 17, 1940 to Bryn Mawr, PA. This canoe has all original finish, canvas, etc., which shows as it would for an 83 year old canoe. Could use restoration or be used as is. It was repainted a brighter red in the late 70’s. One cane seat is fine, the other needs to be recaned. The original nameplate is missing.
The canoe is solid and has no rot, broken ribs, etc. The canoe has the original oars with leather collars, brass oarlocks (3) and paddles (one has split and was sloppily repaired).
The canoe was originally purchased new by my grandfather from Old Town and has been in my family for its entire life, spending almost all of the last six decades stored in a barn or garage.
Good usable condition, but needs some restoration.
The canoe is currently located outside of Boston. Detailed photos and original order are attached. Asking $1700.


Submitted Date

April 15, 2022, 7:06:00 PM

Canoe Length

16 feet


Boston, MA area

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