Hello, I have recently come across a very old 15 foot pine plank on rib canoe with a "Howe Fur Company" logo from Maine on the bow. The strips vary in width depending on the particular curve of the hull, I can see all kinds of daylight between many of them and was honestly afraid to put it on my roof rack and drive it back to the shop! But it is now safely here... I'd really like to restore the canoe over the winter months and guess I was wondering fristly, does anybody know about this company, is there some version of it still in Maine, do original plans for this design exist? I've done some research and think it was built in the 20s or 30s but can't be sure. Also, what happens to the value or authenticity after I replace some of the strips, lay glass on the outside, replace the bronze and build new ash thwarts and seats etc etc... Any info would be appreciated... thanks for reading, david!