Can you identify this one?


Wooden Canoes are in the Blood
Here's the specs: 15.5' length, 33" beam, 13" depth, 22" rise, 3.5" wide planks, 3/8" x 1 7/8" tapered ribs spaced 1 3/4" apart, 1" wide rib tips each have a nail hole in the top suggesting it may have once been a closed gunnel canoe, each rib is bent to create a center "V" down the length of the canoe hull, 2 seats, only one thwart spaced about 12" back of center, early Chestnut style heart shaped decks about 12" long by 6" wide, no serial numbers or tags, inwales are approx 1" x 1", outwales and seats have been replaced.Originally had a standard keel, the screw holes have been plugged with wooden dowels. Dick Persson has suggested it may be an early w/c canoe built by the Canadian Canoe Company. It would be nice to identify the maker and vintage. Any thoughts? I will try to post some pictures.


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After seeing the pictures of your latest project and its specifications, I believe I safely can say that it is not made by the Peterborough or Canadian Canoe Company. The building details and its measurements do not fit a Chestnut either.