Married: Valda Ryan, September 22, 1950; died October 26, 2011
Children: Patty Hathaway, Judy Phillips
Carl Hathaway made and restored guideboats in the shop at 7 Algonquin Avenue, now 3 Hanmer Avenue, where he had learned the craft from the late Willard Hanmer, one of its masters. He was the fourth generation of guideboat builders to work in the small shop. He was also a guide and caretaker for nearly fifty years. With Ralph Morrow, he taught a course in guideboat building for North Country Community College in the 1980s. The Adirondack Council granted him the Distinguished Achievement Award for his efforts to pass the traditional craft along to a new generation of boat builders.
Lake Placid News, December 7, 1981
The Adirondack Guideboat Program at North Country Community College's Center for Humanities and Adirondack Studies will be the subject of a documentary film on TV-Channel 57, Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m.
The documentary film, eight months in the making, research and editing, will document the guideboat program in the fall of 1980 and spring of 1981. Footage will include Carl Hathaway's shop where he and Ralph Morrow conducted two classes with 12 apprentices in each class.
In addition, the film will show two completed guideboats and the launching party on a nearby lake.
The guideboat program is in its second year with two classes meeting at Hathaway's.
- Pamphlet: "Guideboat Show," Saranac Lake, NY, 6/29-7/5/1983.
- Maitland DeSormo, Summers on the Saranacs, p. 131-133.
From an announcement with photo in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, c. 9/11/10:
Please come and share your memories for Carl Hathaway (son of Esther Cutting and Albert Hathaway) and Valda Hathaway (daughter of Florence Sweeney and Raymond Ryan). They are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and their 80th birthdays on September 25, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Aaron Maddox Hall, in the Junction of Tupper Lake. **Please bring no gifts ... just memories.**