Back in 1977, the attached canoe was given to me. It was in serious > condition - end down in the ground, stems rotted, and was very > black. I started with a sander one night, and found beautiful wood > underneath. I made new stems and gunwales from yellow ash. I used it > for 9 years, then gave it to someone who then let it sit out in the > rains of Oregon. > > I managed to get it back, and have again put new stems and gunwales > of red oak, and refinished the hull. The deck pieces are mahogany, > as is the hull. The hull is 4 inch wide pieces of mahogany veneer, > and run oposite to each other - inside/outside. > > There were no markings anywhere to tell me who might have made it > and when. Perhaps you might be of help in this effort. I realize > that there were many makers of canoes years ago, and this is like > looking for a needle in the hay, but.... > > Attached are some pictures that might help.