My dad, who lives in Mid-coast Maine, pointed out Rowable Classics, a non-profit organization up there that helps restore and and find loving owners for classic rowing boats. Seems like a great idea. When I rowed in high school we had some old wooden shells that were beautiful boats. The web site is a little rough – they seem like they really want you to deal offline, but you can see a bit of what they have a do. Rowers among you should check it out.