I have started restoring an Old Town canoe that has been in Oklahoma some 50 years or more. I belong to a family club that has a lodge and cabins on a creek in eastern Oklahoma. The Lodge was built in 1917 for families to escape the heat of the summers. It remains a wonderful getaway with about 40 families as members. One of the elder members (a 93 year old widow) has refused to sell me her canoe despite it not having been used for the last 20 years or more. I finally convinced her to let me restore it and mount it in the lodge as art with a plaque indicating she had donated it to the club. I have stripped the fiberglass the was put on in the early 70's. There is some rot in the decks and a couple of damaged pieces but it is in much better shape than I expected. I have located the serial number and am wanting to know as much about it's history as possible. Please help if you can. The serial number is 146301 18. I am going to guess that it was built during or just after the war as it has the slat seats rather than cane. The original repair (fiberglass) resulted in a white over blue paint job. Was the original a solid color. Where were the old town identifiers, other than the serial number? Are there any photographs of original or restored boats similar to this one that i could use as a guide in restoring the canoe? Thanks for all your help.