Thanks to the kindness of two wonderful canoe/antique loving friends, I am able to share with you some pics of a newly discovered, but as yet unidentified, display sample canoe, likely from the late 1800's, and possibly of Peterborough/Lakefield origin. This lovely old all- wood model will shortly be joining other early sample canoes of both US and Canadian origin currently on loan to the Canadian Canoe Museum, where it will become part of the 'Artisan & Industry' exhibit. This model is 4' in length, 3 boards per side, flat ribs, no battens, one piece decks, fairly wide thwarts set into blocks. Interestingly, the planks and outwales are attached with tiny screws; a few clenched nails can be seen, but the fastenings are primarily screws. Photos are posted below, with a second set up close-ups following. Your comments are most welcome. Indeed, any thoughts/opinions as to origin will be most gratefully received.