carleton

  1. T

    History of Canoe

    Hello all. My husband and I have a canoe given to my husband by his father. We are looking for some history on the canoe such as how old it is, previous owner, etc. It's a Carleton wtih 18-14530 stamped on the inside of the front and back. My husband (Bryan) loves the canoe and is...
  2. mccloud

    Carleton carry thwarts?

    I've been working on a 1924 Carleton 16-footer. It had one carry thwart at the bows. Some pictures that Howie posted of a Carleton he finished show two carry thwarts, but maybe that was a 17-footer?? Would a 16 foot Carleton have left the factory with only one carry thwart at the bows...
  3. Howie

    18' Carleton #18-9853 (I think)

    A neighbor is looking for info on her canoe. She was told it was an Old Town but looks to be a Carleton to me. 18 footer. Serial # 18-9853 I believe. Any chance you have a copy of the build sheet? Thanks!
  4. sam.p

    To stain or not to stain

    Ok I'm restoring a 1912 Carleton and am finished with repairs and now I'm ready to start stripping ancient varnish. But, the wood without varnish is much lighter. Was the original color of wood with original varnish light or is the dark color the result of very old varnish darkening with age.
  5. mccloud

    Carleton 18517-16

    Please post the build sheet for Carleton 18517-16, if available. Thanks. Tom McCloud
  6. M

    Info requested re: Carleton/Old Town

    I've recently acquired a canoe without a builder's plate. It's 16' with a heart-shaped deck and a carry thwart in the bow, making me think it's a Carleton. Bow and stern are very curved like the Old Town Otca model. Serial # is 11000. Any info/documents/history about this canoe would be most...
  7. Howie

    1925 Carleton

    Just finished another one done: a 1925 17' Carleton. I picked it up in Pennsylvania this January when we had a forecast of good weather for a day or so (thanks for the heads-up Mike C.). The canoe originally had sponsons and had been fiberglassed (with up to 4 fabric layers in some places!)...
  8. D

    Carleton Square Stern Canoe Serial # Lookup

    Hello, Serial number is 81331 16. Just purchased it yesterday and would really appreciate any history found on it. Will be staining and finishing it and hanging it in our house. It is an awesome looking canoe! Thanks! Dave Christopher
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    Carleton Square Stern Canoe Serial # Lookup

    (Oops -- just moved this post to the Serial # Lookup Forum) Hello, Serial number is 81331 16. Just purchased it yesterday and would really appreciate any history found on it. Will be staining and finishing it and hanging it in our house. It is an awesome looking canoe! Thanks! Dave Christopher
  10. B

    Carleton serial #:20278

    Hello, I am interested in finding out about a Carleton Canoe serial number 20278. Any information that anyone could provide would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you, Patrick
  11. L

    Carleton canoe (?) Serial Number 19393 - information please

    Hello. I have what appears to be a Carleton wood and canvas canoe with the serial number 19393. Canoe measures 17' 4". There is no builder's plaque, but there are four very small nail holes in the forward deck where the plaque must have been. Heart-shaped decks, diamond fasteners, and...
  12. T

    Build record for Carleton sn 4176 18

    This canoe has decks that indicate Old Town, but after contacting the company, the Old Town build record does not match the properties of this canoe. Therefore, I think it may be a Carleton. It appears to have mahogany decks and gunwales (capped). A build record will satisfy my curiosity...
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