Returning from the fall semester, Spencer Gray came back to help with the canoe restoration. Joining him were 4 current students who cranked away to remove, sand (beautifully I might add) the hull and tack in 4 ribs in our 1907 Old Town Canoe. Because we have so many ribs to put in this boat we are spacing out where we replace ribs. While this boat is 105 years old and still has all of its original wood, we are having to replace 20 new ribs. Putting in the new ribs, they will want to straighten out and thus alter the shape of the boat. All sanding is done by hand. Today’s group were vigorous in their sanding. Sanding Allstars.