Replica of the U. S. National Museum of Natural History's kayak 160327
From Norton Sound, ca. 1889.
This kayak is 16'11" long and 23-3/16" wide. This replica was built in 2009-2010. The lines of this kayak are published in "Kayaks of Alaska."
Bow and Stern Views of the completed frame; Bow View of completed kayak.
Forward quarter view; side view below.
The Completed Kayak.
Here is the interior after covering: (Bow above; stern below).
Launched on the Willamette River in Portland, June 2010.
The slenderness of this kayak-- partuclarly at the waterline-- is readily felt: It is fast and rather tippy. Its deep hull makes it particularly appealing for extended trips; its a nice mix of speed and agility with cargo-room.