Carleton 17574

Dave Osborn

Please post the build record for Carleton 17574 17. There is also a tag on it from "The Fair" in Chicago.
It went to the Fair...

Hi Dave--

Carleton 17574 is a 17 foot CS grade Carleton model with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, birch seats/thwarts/decks, fitted with a keel and outside stems. It was painted bright [I think] red with a black stripe with Greek ends and shipped to The Fair in Chicago on March 20, 1923. Verrrry Interrrresting....

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Verrry Innneresssting...

Thanks for the link, Fitz--- it's an interesting story.


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