Here's a new project. Found in central PA, the previous owners bought this canoe on Keuka Lake in New York's Finger Lakes with the intent to make a hanger for decoration. It sat in an outbuilding for 12 years before becoming mine yesterday! It's got a lumpy curve to the gunwales, I think from an earlier "restoration/renovation" in which someone perhaps installed a too-small center thwart, thus pulling the gunwales in and creating the tumblehome in the canoe sides. What do you folks think? The stem has a number imprinted- either 25450 or (unknown character)5450. I know that these numbers do not accurately identify a Chestnut, but perhaps some of you have accurately known build dates for canoes with numbers near these? This will be a Spring project as my shop is unheated, but I will return this canoe to regular tripping service primarily in the Adirondacks.