Got bored with the snow & cold so I refinished this rowing seat & foot brace. It came with a 1906 OT HW project I picked up a few months ago. The seat straddles the rails which measure 12 7/8" wide & 48" long. The seat itself measures 15 1/2" wide & 14 5/8" deep and can be placed anywhere you like atop the rails. I've included a picture from a poster I have which shows various Old Town paraphernalia, including this 'Rowing Seat with Foot Brace'. Anybody know when Old Town offered them? I don't intend to use it myself so I'll be putting it up in the WCHA Classifieds section. I'm thinking that in addition to being used for rowing it might also be nice to use as an extra seat in the center of longer canoes. It might also be used in canoes where the rear seat has been removed as it significantly lowers a paddler's center of gravity thereby the canoe's stability. O - Anybody know of a H.W.Whilehill? He carved his name in two places into the wood. I assume he was from the NY Adirondacks area as that's where the canoe was found. Interestingly, the canoe that came with it was delivered to Paul Smith Station back in 1906 which was located very near where the WCHA assembly is held today.