I purchased this canoe yesterday. I was advised that it is a 1930s era Chestnut. There are some interesting things about it which I am interested to know if they are original. 1) There are caps that cover the rib ends. One came loose 2) The outer gunnel has a two step shape 3) There is no stem band but instead end caps 4) The gunnles are screwed through the inside and capped there are no exterior screws. 5) The keel is broad and is unpainted finished wood. It appears to be screwed from both the bottom and capped and from the inside and uncapped. 6) The gunnels and keel look to be maple.