Joseph Ranco, canoe builder

Could you tell us a bit more about the Gerrish history? Was it ever in southern Maine as it appears to me the original seat would have been from the Kennebunkport area as a replacement? Was the original seat made of Chestnut? You mention early Gerrish, curious of a date you would give it? I seem to believe it would have been a great candidate for a serial number being placed on it by my records but a few recent ones I have seen have not been in line with my thoughts. There are a few I have recorded and have the same 3 tier (one on tip, one on deck, one as carry handle) cane wrapping at each end including one I own. I believe you own a similar Gerrish with the same 3 tier cane wrap at each end that has no number?