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Restorable 1953
Old Town Square Stern
Rowboat w/Trailer

$650 OBO


Needs Restoration

This is a gem for anyone interested in restoring a wood and canvas boat. It’s a 1953 Old Town 16’ Square Stern rowboat/skiff. The Old Town catalog indicates that this boat can be used with at 2.5 to 10 HP motor.

Most of the wood is in good shape. In addition to the outside gunwale, I’m seeing two ribs and a few planks that would need to be replaced before recovering in canvas. The brass/bronze fittings are all there including the stem and keel bands and original swivel oarlocks, the latter being rare and expensive to replace. The boat originally came with sponsons, but as is the case with many other canoes and boats, these were removed by their owners.

In addition to photos, I have included a copy of the original build sheet courtesy of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association ( and page from the 1954 Old Town catalog.

Price includes Shoreline trailer in very good condition. It needs to have wiring replaced or repaired.

A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to WCHA.

Canoe Length

16 feet


Damariscotta (midcoast) Maine

Submitted By

Matt Lutkus aka “BOATNUT”



Submitted Date

March 25, 2024 at 3:12:00 AM

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