More pictures coming.
Here's a pic of the hull interior, forward, showing a mast step, and the framing, which is half-round oak.
And a shot of the hull exterior, showing one of the stems that's obviously got some problems at the upper end. The planking does not look like any cedar I've ever worked with: not northern white, Port Orford, Alaska Yellow. Also not cypress. Cork Pine? Anyway, you can see that the hull was not canvas covered. No tack holes, the way the stem is. I think.
Here's a picture
showing how much deadrise there is in the hull. One very knowledgeable canoe guy on the Woodenboat Forum commented that maybe the hull had "relaxed" over the years, and developed a sort of pot belly. I'm going to go look at the hull again soon, because if that was the case, you'd expect that the keel would have a lot of rocker in it. I think. In any event, the hull is radically tippy. I've paddle old-style whitewater kayaks, Nordkapp sea kayaks, etc. I'm pretty familiar with tippy. This boat is TIPPY! On the other hand, it's true that the only way it could be paddled was with a "sheathing" of plastic sheeting, taped on at the sheer. Otherwise, she leaks liike a sieve. I have read that there were some pretty radical sailing canoes in the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands, Muskoka area, and would like to know if this is one of them.
The bow deck, showing where the builder's plate might have been, and distinctive oak coaming.
This is the final picture for this session:
Showing damage to the framing, port side, amidship, frame heads are rotted and broken away. Shows plank fastenings, clinched copper nails. One detail of construction that's interesting is that her planks are not butted square to each other, but join with beveled edges. If I remember right, this was used on Adirondack Guide Boats. I also own a small launch built by Luders in Stamford CT in the late 1920's, which was built tight-seam and has the same beveled edges.
FINAL NOTE: I get to where the boat is stored maybe twice a week. If anyone would like to see pictures or descriptions of dimensions, construction details, etc, let me know.