Carleton #20100 17

Dave Maynard

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I'm restoring this old boat.My dad got it when he was a kid and he passed it on to me. I'm looking for information on it;when was it built,etc. Thanks.
Hi Dave,

Carleton 20100 is a 17 foot regular grade Carleton model canoe with red Western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, oak decks, oak thwarts, oak seat frames and a keel. Originally it was painted dark green. It was shipped to South Hero, VT, on June 18, 1931. A copy of the scan is attached below-- click on it for a larger image.

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Thanks, Kathy, for your quick reply. That description does indeed fit my boat. My grandparents bought it for my dad and it lived most of its life at their summer place on Lake Champlain (South Hero,VT). I was mostly interested in when it was built so thanks again. She will float again! Dave.
Nice to get a family boat out onto the water again-- do you have old pictures? It's always fun to see old family photos of a canoe and then the new ones, taken after restoration.