Kind of following along after Peter Mueller's post a while back with photos of the Canadian Canoe Co. wide-board and batten full-size canoe, I thought I'd send along some photos of a Peterborough wide-board and an Ontario Canoe Co. wide-board for comparison. Both of these, however, are actually 'display' models. The Pete is 3' long, the Ontario Canoe closer to 5'. The Pete would date to about 1900, and the OCC has to date somewhere between 1883-92. You might want to note the early decal on the Pete. It's the earliest version I know of, with no reference to 'Trade Mark', and using the word 'Ontario' in the red central portion. For sake of comparison and evolution, take a look at the Ontario decal. You will see how the Peterborough decal 'morphed' out of it. One other little detail; whoever made the little Peterborough model had both great patience and skill. There are over 1300 tiny copper nails holding it together, sometimes as many as 8 to the inch... and without splitting the wood all to pieces. Oh, the 'sample paddle' in the Pete has the same early decal, establishing that the small paddles were being made pretty early on, as well. Hope you enjoy.