Hello everyone, Some of this was on another thread. Sorry for the repetition. After searching for a canoe project, I ended up finding one a couple of Fridays ago. I bought it from a really nice lady that brought the canoe to Colorado from her family's camp in upstate NY. She mentioned that the canoe was stored in a shed until a tree fell through the roof. A branch poked through the hull. So now there are a couple of really bad bondo/fiberglass patches visible on the interior. She had been storing outside directly on the ground. So there is some rot in the stem tops. Benson Gray was kind enough to help me research the build sheet. It turns out that it was a 1922 Charles River CS 17. Turns out that the canoe was shipped to E.L. Marks in Old Forge NY. He was a Mason with the North Woods Lodge No. 849 F. & A.M.. In 1878 he successfully hatched and planted the first lake trout ever reared and propagated in the Adirondacks He was Superintendent and built the the Fulton Chain Hatchery he Adirondacks N.Y. in 1889. in 1907 he was listed as one of the Members of Brown's Tract Guides in the Central Adirondacks In the 1910 Census he was 52 has wife was Dorothy S. (46), daughters Betsy K.(8) and Ada (3), and son James H. (10). The census also states that he is the proprietor of a "boat livery". He was a "lifetime" member of the Old Forge Fire Department (25 years or more). E. L. was also Justice of the peace for "WILMURT, HERKIMER COUNTY, NY" In 1935 the state conservation department cited Emmet Marks as the "Godfather of Adirondack Fishermen". He lived from 1856 to 1945. I imagine the canoe that I have was a part of his livery. I intend to use this thread to show the restoration progress. Things I'll need to address are: Remove the fiberglass It has a couple of bondo patches that will need to be removed. There's a cracked rib or two or three (Need to see what damage is under the bondo) New thwarts All of the gunwales inner and outer are in pretty bad shape. I'm sure there will be some rotten rib tips and stem tips. And any bad planking. New canvas job and a whole mess of other things I'm sure Any words of advice and your insights would be very useful.