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Here's another 'chuckle' for you from the pages of the Old Town build records. We all have our favorite canoe brands, often preferring one over another. Back in the good old days, companies even quietly purchased from one another to see what the competition was up to. However, what if it's one leading name maker seen in another manufacturer's product. Maybe it's just coincidence, but the build record for canoe 134395 shows a sale on 12 June 1942 of an 18' Guide model, painted deep red, with open spruce gunwales, ash decks, thwarts and seats, a mast seat and step, and attached rudder to none other than a Prof. J. Henry Rushton, c/o the Rexall Drugstore in Camden, ME. Another light-hearted moment amongst the dreary pages of research. Obviously, my mind is going!!