Bow Carry Thwart - Usually present on Carleton Canoes is a semicircular carry thwart in the bow, just aft of the bow deck (except on long-decked examples.
Serial Number Format - After acquisition by the Old Town Canoe Company, serial numbers followed the Old Town 4 or 5 + 2 format. If your Old Town build record doesn't match your canoe, ask Old Town to send the record of the same number from the Carleton files. Carleton Canoes can be dated using the serial number chart.
Diamond Head Bolts - Diamond head bolts may be present on Carleton Canoes built after Old Town Canoe Company's acquisition of Carleton Canoe Co.
Carleton Canoe Models
Special Elegance and Special Canoes (1912-1913): Special Elegance built on Carleton Model with mahogany trim and 36" decks. Special Canoe same as Special Elegance but with standard length decks.
Indian Princess (1914-1941): Built to same model as Carleton Model (1914-1923) or Open Gunwale Canoe (1924-1941) but with mahogany gunwales, thwarts, decks, seats, etc. The "fancy" model.
Carleton Canoes. Reprint of 1910 Catalog available from Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.
A complete set (we believe) of Carleton catalogs can be found on our Historic Wood Canoe and Boat Company Catalog CDROM.