The canoe has now been identified! I was told by a canoe expert that this canoe is a Huron canoe, probably made in the Huron village in Quebec. Some of the details indicate building practises from the late 50's onwards. This confirms my suspicion that the canoe is not 100 years old, but probably from the early sixties. I am still excited, we could have been "born" in the same year!
With winter coming, I have made some cohabiting arrangements to get the car and the canoe in the garage. The canoe is hanging close to the roof and with the pulley system that I have installed, will get it up and down with very little hassle. I am ready to start the actual restoration project.