So I am writing a report on a particular canoe that we had to survey as a project. Well everything was going fine until I started having reservations about the date that they have listed for the canoe. They say it was made in 1908. However the decal is the "registered trade mark" version. I'm also having some issues with the serial number. Can anyone shed some light on the history of this piece for me? I'm really interested to find out more. Also was the decal placed there as part of a reconstruction? I haven't been able to find evidence of a raised decal like that. The (original I'm assuming) other decal, which you can see above the brass ring fitting is pretty beat up, but the same style.