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Carleton Canoe 13157-17

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Chris Kesterson, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Chris Kesterson

    Chris Kesterson New Member

    Good morning,
    Can someone help me with the build record and any other information on this Carleton? (13157-17) Thanks so much in advance.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Carleton canoe with serial number 13157 started out as the Old Town canoe with serial number 48209. This is a 17 foot, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with red Western Cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch decks, birch thwarts. birch seats, and a keel. It was built between February and April, 1917. The original exterior paint color was black with a one inch orange stripe and wing ends. It shipped on May 12th, 1917 to Pittsburgh, Penna. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached 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 join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to join.

    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.

  3. OP
    Chris Kesterson

    Chris Kesterson New Member

    Thank you so much for your insight and help!
    Have a great day!

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