Nice Summary Nice summary of your canoe traits. Can you fill us in on this detail?: I see the screws in the keel are slotted. Are the screws in the decks and the rest of the canoe slotted? Let us know what you find for original hardware on the canoe. Steel or brass? Tacks - copper, steel or brass? Also, there are Charles River boats with tapered ribs, heart shaped decks etc. I think you could probably get whatever you wanted. Here is a possible Robertson with a mahogany heart shaped deck: http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=1656&highlight=heart+shaped+deck It looks to me like the inwales on the mystery canoe do not taper near the deck. Are we looking at a Canadian canoe?