Hoping others will jump in with pictures or descriptions of the Gerrish canoes they own and/or have seen, so we can get a better handle on the body of his work. Made a YouTube video of two beauties owned by Dave McDaniel and will post pictures of others in the replies. What appears to be oak trim on a Gerrish may actually be American chestnut, which has the beautiful grain of oak but is lighter in weight. A beautiful, majestic tree... which went into some breath-taking boats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxjz65TgQD0 This video may be helpful to those needing to replicate a Gerrish seat.