At least I think it's a Chestnut. A fellow member suggested it might be. I plan on posting many photos and asking a lot of questions as I attempt to get this canoe in shape. I thought it would be best to keep it all in one thread. This is what it looked like when I bought it. Removing the canvas. The canvas was very wet inside. The wood seems very solid and smooth on the outside. It feels a little flaky on the inside. Because of all the cracked and peeling varnish I suppose.