Display Canoe From The Maine State Museum

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
The book titled "A Story of Maine in 112 Objects: From Prehistory to Modern Times" by Bernard Fishman features an early painted display canoe as item number 91 starting on page 340. The text notes that Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok feel that "its construction techniques, including very narrow ribs, may link it to very early Canadian examples." This canoe is not currently on display at the Maine State Museum and I haven't seen it in person. Does anyone here know of any other canoes that were built or painted like this?