Old Town Canoe - OTCA

1912 Model MC Old Town Canoe, serial number 20409 16

This canoe was purchased in 1912 by 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford Northumberland from Henry Morgan and Co Department Store in Montreal. The canoe was used on the lake at Doxford Hall and stored on the rafters of the stables.

The canoe was made in 1912 and is a model MC of which only a handful were made and all on a model OTCA former. The canoe is fast wide flat and stable; a rare combination. It is very probably the sole remaining model MC.

Old Town Canoe
OTCA 17ft

Old Town Canoe
OTCA 1912

Old Town Canoe AA grade
1912 Doxford

Old Town Canoe
OTCA Spec

Old Town Canoe
manufacturing docket

Old Town Canoe
Doxford

Old Town Canoe
prior to restoration

Old Town Canoe
prior to restoration

Old Town Canoe
prior to restoration

Old Town Canoe
prior to restoration

Old Town Canoe
after restoration

Old Town Canoe
after restoration

Restoration carried out by Classic Restoration Service for Wint Taylor who found the canoe.

Restoration details
Woodwork: All original, no repair, no replacement.
Hardware: All original, no repair, no replacement.
Hull: Original canvas, original stembands.
Transfers: Both original Old Town and Henry Morgan transfers.
Exterior Hull: Two coats filler, two coats marine primer, six coats enamel.
Interior Hull: Five coats UV protective varnish.
Seats: Recaned by hand, varnished as per interior hull.
Pattern 1/2” wide gold leaf.