Since this project was first conceived about 7 years ago, I have been buying all sorts of period tools, equipment, etc to kit out the scow. Today Patty and I went through some of the many antique or replica canning jars and began washing these out as well as cleaning out a few antique cans. Some of the former are identical to a partial jar I found in 1930 Royal Ontario Museum Centrosaurus quarry in Dinosaur Provincial Park. These jars are timeless in design and thus are perfect for the scow trip. We won't use these jars for actual canning (as the rubber seals made for them are no longer made), but they still have a good glass on glass tight fit which will keep out mice and insects. We'll use these jars for things like dried fruit, nuts, rice, pasta, rice, etc.