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Unusual Ot Fiberglass 190452

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Old_Paddler, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Shaped like a 1973-1974 Carleton Pack but it doesn't have a seat.
    On Albany, NY Craigslist...just curious.
    What is it? 194052c.jpg 190452a.jpg
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    A friend of the guy selling the canoe is a WCHA member and dug out the build sheet.

    Even though it has the Carleton hull it was called a Rushton.
    I suspect it was a transitional canoe as the hull shape is very different than the Rushton.
    I have only seen one Old Town Rushton canoes, a friend has it - but it was really abused by the previous owner.

    190452 build.jpg
    Old Town Rushton Model - Old Town Canoe Company(0).png Old Town Rushton Model - Old Town Canoe Company(1).png
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Nice find, the Old Town canoe with serial number 190452 is a 12 foot long fiberglass Rushton model that originally weighed 32.25 pounds. It was built in June, 1972. The original exterior gelcoat color was dark green. It shipped on June 28th, 1972 to Potsdam, New York. A scans showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    190452.jpg

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will contribute, join, or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.

    This hull is very different from the smaller Rushton and became the Carleton pack canoe in the 1973 catalog with a different deck and seat configuration. I would probably buy this canoe if it wasn't a four hour drive away. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     

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