I came across what I believe to be a 17' Old Town canoe. It had been sitting on farmland in Wisconsin. I took it to Ralph Friese here in Chicago. He believes it may be OT but is concerned that someone cut down the ends and installed new decks. I would like to find out as much as I can: different types of woods used, color scheme, original lines, why it may have been cut down, if so should I restore it to original lines. I would like to do a faithful restore but am waiting to find out more before I lay my hands on it. Till then it rests in my garage.