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me in a replica of a
Pacific Yuit kayak, provenance unknown. It is from the
D.F. Tozier Collection of the Museum of the American
Indian, 1918. The collection
is at the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON. No
977.185. It is 14’-6” long
with a 27-11/16” beam. The lines were drawn by Harvey Golden.
It is deep and beamy
making it very comfortable and stable to paddle. Note that it
Split bow but in an upturned form.
The split upturned bow.
The gunnels are red cedar
as are the deck beams.
The deck beams and
gunnels are joined using mortise and tenons as in the original.
deck beams are pegged in place and then trimmed.
the deck beams located, a temporary keelson is clamped in place to provide
target dimensions for
the rib installation.
The ribs were steamed and
bent over patterns that were cut for all rib locations.
The ribs were then put in place and cut to
fit in the mortises that were cut in the gunnels.
This is the hull with all
ribs in place.
The rather large bow
piece was carved from a solid block of red cedar that had been
glued together from two smaller
The “Y” detail on the bow
was made of white oak, something that one would never
find beachcombing for material
on an Arctic beach.
The cockpit coaming was
made of white oak, steam bent around a pre-cut form.
The finished hull before the
deck stringer and cockpit are installed.
The finished hull without
deck stringers and cockpit.
The very pretty finished frame
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