I am restoring a canoe made by the Kennebec Canoe and Boat Company. The brass plaque is stamped with the # 9899. Does anyone know anything about the history of this canoe? I inherited it from my Grandmother, who got it on her honeymoon with my Grandfather in 1926. Any help would be appreciated. I have been keeping track of my work with digital pictures, if anyone is interested. Also, the decks are nothched, and the inwales and outwales need to be replaced. What is the best way to start...do I replace the inwales, then cut them to fit the decks, or secure the decks to the stem first? Is it best to stain before or after all this?