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.

Date Made: 1882

Maker: Rushton, J. H.

Location: Currently on loan

Place Made: United States: New York, Canton

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Related Publication: Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks

Credit Line: U.S. Fish Commission

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.160315Accession Number: 7809Catalog Number: 160315

Object Name: canoe "Sairy Gamp"canoe, "Sairy Gamp"

Physical Description: white cedar (overall material)slippery elm (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_834781

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