Old Man Higgins (of the Higgins Boat) was a by-god bayou boater, originally from New Orleans if I'm not mistaken.Wow. Poor thing has seen no love in a very long time. Any idea on hull number? You may recall that the New Orleans D-Day museum built one of those from scratch, and it took years.
That might be a part of the story of why the museum went to the trouble to restore one. You might want to give them a call at the museum about the parts. Who knows but that they might be interested, you know?