Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Canoes at PMM

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Some classic wood/canvas canoes on display at Penobscot Marine Museum. The first three shots are a Morris with extraordinarily shaped recurved stems. Numbers 4 and 5 are an Old Town sponson canoe (sorry, don't know the exact model) named Susannah, hanging upside down and soon to be part of a new exhibit called Rowboats and Rusticators. Interesting thing about sponson canoes: the sponsons were applied after the rest of the canoe was built, and the sponsons themselves were built much like boats in their own right, with planking laid over station frames.

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