Hi everybody. I've been messing around with boats my whole life. Growing up on Lake Oscwana in Putnam Valley, NY I remember seeing this strange boat in the south cove when I was about 10 years old. It was a red canoe with a sail. There was no wind that day and the sail was slack and it just sat there on the water. I cannot remember the people in the canoe. It was hot that day and the saggy sail looked the way I felt. I was with my uncle in a little aluminum boat with like a 20 horse outboard and we were bouncing around and never got all that close to it to check it out in detail. It was probably around then that it got damaged because I never saw it on the water again. This I think was around 1965. Years later I came across the same canoe up in the rafter of a boat house that was part of an estate that was being settled. Nobody wanted it so I took it home and stored it away. This was some time in the early '80s. So the other day I took it out and set it up. The rigging probably hasn't been put together in 50 years. It has 3 cracked ribs, some missing planks and the usual banged up ends. The sail is ragged but all there, the battens are still in it, perfect for a pattern. The rudder is missing a clevis pin and a bit of wood, and the seat caning is gone. I would love to restore it or have it restored but frankly I'm not sure what to do with it. I know one thing though. This pile of kindling would love to go sailing again! I hope the build record still exists and I thank all who keep these canoes and the memories of our ancestors, our heritage alive.