Carleton Canoe Company

Identifying Features:

  • Heart-shaped deck is typical, though later Carleton canoes will have decks identical in shape to Old Town canoes.
  • Carry Thwart just aft of bow deck is typical of short-deck Carleton Canoes. It is slightly arched in shape.
  • Serial Number follows the 4 or 5 + 2 digit format. The longer sequence of digits is the serial number and the two-digit portion is the length of the canoe. Following the purchase of Carleton Canoe Company by Old Town Canoe Company in 1910, records were kept in the same manner as for Old Town canoes. If an Old Town build record doesn’t match your canoe, ask for the record of the same number from the Carleton records. Carleton records are available through the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.
  • Diamond Head Bolts identical to those used on Old Town canoes  may be present on Carleton Canoes built after circa 1920.

Carleton Canoe Company Models

Length
Beam
Depth
Notes
Penobscot (Carleton) Model (1905-1910)
1530½11¾ 
163212 
1731½12 
183412½ 
1935½12 
Carleton Model
153411¾
12 (1916-1923)
 
163412½
12 (1916-1923)
 
1734¼
35 (1916-1923)
12
12½ (1916-1923)
 
1835
35½ (1916-1923)
13 
1937½
36½ (1916-1923)
12 
Open Gunwale Canoe
1632
34 (1912-1941)
12 
1731¼
34¼(1912-1914)
35 (1916-1941)
12
12½(1916-1941)
 
1834
35 (1912-1914)
35½ (1916-1941)
12½
13 (1916-1941)
 
1937½
36½(1916-1941)
13Added 1914
Last offered 1923
Guide's Model
1836
35½ (1912-1914)
35½ (1916-1934)
36 (1936-1941)
12 (1905-1914)
13 (1916-1941)
 
1937
37½ (1912-1914)
36½ (1916-1934)
13 (1905-1912)
12 (1914-1916)
13 (1916-1934)
Last offered 1923
2038 (1912-1914)
37½ (1916-1934)
39 (1936-1941)
13 (1912-1914)
14 (1916-1941)
 
War Canoe
2543 (1910-1923)
41 (1924-1941)
14 (1910-1923)
14½ (1924-1941)
 
38 (1905-1909)
35 (1910-1923)
34 (1924-1941)
41 (1910-1923)
44 (1924-1941)
14 (1910-1923)
15 (1924-1941)