Canoe, SAIRY GAMP

Description
This small canoe was built in 1882 by J. H. Rushton in Canton, New York, for writer and adventurer George Washington Sears. Under the name "Nessmuk," Sears penned essays on hunting, fishing, and camping for popular journals and magazines.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
canoe "Sairy Gamp"
canoe, "Sairy Gamp"
date made
1882
maker
Rushton, J. H.
Physical Description
white cedar (overall material)
slippery elm (overall material)
place made
United States: New York, Canton
ID Number
TR*160315
accession number
7809
catalog number
160315
subject
Sports & Leisure
Transportation
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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