While up in Canada for Assembly I picked up a new project. Dick Persson identified it as a mid 30s Peterborough high end Champlain Cruiser. Other than being dinged up with a small hole and four broken ribs it is in amazing original condition. Stem tips ,inwale and outwale tips,and decks are all solid and need no repair. The canvas is original as can be seen in this photo where there are no tack holes in the stem other than the ones that line up with this canvas. It looks like the original and only coat of varnish nicely alligatored.It was such a pleasure dismantling this boat. It poured on me a couple of times on the 10 hour trip home which left the canvas and wood damp today. That seemed to keep wood and canvas from splitting and cracking. The gunwale screws were steel but every one came out easily, no hack saw blades or pliers necessary. The keel screws were brass but since they were not filled with many layers of varnish they all came out easily and the cup washers popped right out. The oak keel was solid right to the thin ends. The planking is 4" and I like this little detail on the stem end I hadn't noticed before another thing that I hadn't run into before is that the top edge of the sheer planking was only nailed sporadicly but then the canvas was attached at each rib top with one steel tack 7/8" long that went clear into the inwale , holding the canvas and sheer plank with one fastener. I guess that was a small savings. Any way more to come. It might be a while, there are 2 boats ahead in the shop right now but I just wanted a close look at my new toy.