The former owner stored this 17' 1939 Old Town wood and canvas
sailing canoe 40 years in a warehouse but never got around to restoring
it before he died. Someone bought the warehouse and sold the contents on eBay. He described
it as "an old wooden sailboat." I bought it and also intended to restore it, but
after 7 years, I sold it too.
Above are photos of the cracked ribs and damaged gunwales,
where the thwarts were fastened.
In the photos below are a new brass name plate, a CD with Old Town catalogs from
the twenties until recent, and the original build papers which show the canoe
was sold to Camp Equinunkt, NY in 1939.
The last pictures show what It could look like after restoration