Greetings. I am a new member, having just bought my first wood and canvas canoe after many years of admiring them. I live in Valparaiso, IN and have canoed and kayaked intermittently since 1972, when a friend needed a partner for the Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon. I have been on the Buffalo, Kankakee, Des Plaines, 9-mile in MO, Fox, Youghiogheny, Lake MI, and some large and small lakes associated with various camping excursions. Nothing heroic. I have several requests. First, I would like a definitive (or at least probable) identification of my new canoe. Second, I would like suggestions for trips and paddling organizations around Valparaiso. Third, I would like suggestions for trips for healthy seniors that might be something of an adventure in the company of other paddlers of mixed ages. I'm not looking for float trips for seniors. I have attached a pdf document with a lot of detail about my boat in hopes that it will be identified and, perhaps, dated. Thanks All.