One of the cool things about this type of publication is that we can report in real time. So in a sense, if you are reading this, you are sharing in the discovery of hidden treasures as it is happening. The story on Barn Wood was only to be a one day deal. And then two. Late last night this came in. Smitty! While the folks from Lake Oswego Boat Co were inspecting the boat, this name came out of the past.. Presumably to tell the inspector, “Hey, I inspected this, and if my name is still here, I stand by it, so get out your can of varnish and do what ya gotta do.” OK , I am putting words in Smitty’s mouth, but it’s cool as hell that this sort of thing would pop up. And makes the journey of discover even more fun. So… Who is Smitty? Is he a worker, is it the ghost of Christopher Smith? Or was it the name of the boat? The writing looks a lot like some of the writing on many of the Hull Cards I have seen. If you know, comment away. We are now all invested in this, and while here on Woody Boater, we can all be in a little way, right there with Paul and Karen while they unrap this gift from the past.