Ok so the description will be long and detailed ( with plenty of pictures), as I have never seen one like it. First off blow off the idea it might be a one-off. The skill level of the builder says otherwise. Yes it is old like turn of last century old, maybe older. I is a maine guide style canoe; by this I mean no real curve to the gunnels other than what could be done without steaming. Here are some of the details: 18'10" x 38 x 12. Closed gunnels. The top inside if the main inwale is beveled. Ribs are tapered in both directions, side to side and feathered to the gunnels. 2 14" wide, 38" thick, at center. Spaced 2" apart. The first rib, may be a cant rib, but it is 18" from the stem. Stem is typical square stem, and reaches to the rear of the stern seat. Quarter thwarts are square stock 1 5.8" x 5=3/4", center is 2" and has a carved spine on the bottom. Rear deck is 11 inches long and the inside end is only 2 1/2" wide. It appears to be made of three layers, all pinned together. The deck is raised higher then the inwales, apparently to sit flush with with the rail caps (missing). The rear seat is a 2 layer affair, with no holes, and the cane is an older wrapped cane pattern. (See picture) Front seat is missing, but apparently was fairly narrow, as the bolt holes are close together, like 6-7 ". The seat was bolted right under the seat. The bolts are steel which is no surprise, but the were round headed, and had ridges on the shaft. There were one in the ends of each seat cross, one in the end of the quarter thwarts, and 2 in each end of the center thwart. The planking is white cedar, less than 3" wide on the bottom and along the turn of the bilges. But the sheer plank is wide like 6" wide at the widest. Square edged. The boat once had a shoe keel with staggered screws every other rib. The bow of the boat was worked on (badly) so no help or even a deck there. The canoe club to which it belonged move to its current place in 1906 and it is believed the canoe was in the collection when they moved.