Replica of a
Cumberland Sound (Baffin Island) Kayak
collected by J. Bernier in 1909

(From a survey by E. Arima of the Canadian Museum of History's IV-X-96)

Arima describes this kayak type as being a "floe edge" vessel used to retrieve seals shot with rifles. It is a short kayak (for the region) at 13'2", and it is 25" wide. The frame is nailed together and the ribs are pieced together with straight sticks, giving it a completely flat bottom. The lines of this kayak are published in "Inuit Kayaks in Canada" 1987:fig. 33, by Eugene Arima

Launched 9.6.2015.