Data and Information on Replicas built by Harvey Golden The following is a list of the kayaks I've replicated. The list also includes the museum where the original kayak is as well as general dimensions and the source of the scale drawing from which the kayak was made. The list is more or less in Geographical order from West-to-East, beginning with kayaks from the Russian Far East. The Bibliography section has more complete details about resource materials mentioned in this list.
Siberian, Unangan, and Inuit kayak replicas:
Okvik/Old Bering Sea Kayak:Conjectural interpretation of a 1500-2000 year old ivory model as depicted in Zimmerly, 2000:3, figs. 1 & 2. L.14'2-7/8" B. 22-1/8".
Koryak Kayak: American Museum of Natural History, NY. No. 70/3358. L.9'2-1/2", B. 29-5/16". Collected ca. 1910 by Waldemar Jochelsen. Surveyed by H. Golden & Richard Nonas; H.Golden, 2016
Maritime Chukchi Kayak: Ethnographic Museum of Sweden, no. 1880.4.1255. L. 15'3", B. 24-13/16". Collected ca. 1879 by A. E. Nordenskiold. Surveyed by David Zimmerly, Qayaq, 2000:12, fig.10.
Inland Chukchi Kayak: Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of Russia, St. Petersburg. No. 2083.61a. L. 16'8", B. 19-1/2". Collected circa 1904-07 by N. I. Sokolnikov. David Zimmerly, Qayaq, 2000:13, fig.11.
Unangan Iqyax: Uncollected kayak; Period scale drawing (1805) by Ivan Koriukin, published in George Dyson's "Baidarka: The Kayak" (page 38).
Unangan Iqyax: Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St.Petersburg, Russia. No.593-76. L.19'11-1/4", B.17-3/4" Collected in 1845. David Zimmerly, Qajaq, 1986.
Unangan Iqyax: British Museum, London; No number. L.17'3-1/2" B.19-1/5". Ca.1900? Surveyed by John Brand, Little Kayak Book,I, 1984.
Unangan Iqyax: Central Naval Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. No.12212. L.17'11" B.17-1/2". Ca.1819. Drawing in Liapunova, 1964 ("Aleutskie Baidarki" published in Sbornik Muzeya Antropologii I Etnographii.)
Unangan Iqyax: National Museum of Finland, no. VK.228. L.17'9", B. 17-11/16". Collected ca. 1820s. Surveyed by H. Golden;H.Golden, 2016.
Bristol Bay (Aglurmiut) kayak: U. S. National Museum of Natural History, W.D.C., No. 398281. L.14'11-7/8", B.29-5/8". Collected in 1885. Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published), and also by Howard Chapelle, Adney & Chapelle: The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America, 1964; H.Golden, 2016.
MacKenzie Delta kayak: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa. No.IV-D-1058. L.12'9-3/8" B.19". Collected in 1914. Surveyed by John Heath, published in Dr. Eugene Arima's Inuit Kayaks In Canada, 1987.
MacKenzie Delta kayak: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.. No.82723. L.16'1-1/2" B.19-1/4" Collected ca. 1919. Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
Nattilingmiut kayak: Danish National Museum. No.P.29.550. L.23'3-1/8", W.15-7/8". Collected ca. 1923. Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
Caribou Inuit kayak: American Museum of Natural History, New York City. No.60/3547. L.28'2-1/2", B.18-1/2". Collected ca.1890's. Surveyed by Arima, Sea Kayaker magazine, Fall, 1991. (Also, Franz Boas, 1901)
Caribou Inuit kayak: Danish National Museum No. P.28.123. L.18', B.15-1/8". Collected in 1922, Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
North Baffin Island kayak: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. No.E-801. L.16'9", B.26". Collected in 1819. Surveyed by John Brand, Eugene Arima. Unpublished(?) I have built two of these kayaks.
East Hudson Bay Kayak: Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON. Built in 1976. L.18'6-3/4" B.30-7/8". Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
Ivuyivik, Quebec kayak: CMC, Ottawa. No.IV-B-767. L.24'2", B.25". Collected ca. 1960. Surveyed by Eugene Arima. Arima's "Notes on the Kayak and Its Equipment at Ivuyivik, P.Q., 1963" (Also, Arima, 1987.)
"Straits of St. David" (Davis Straits) kayak: Uncollected example; From an 18th. Century drawing. L.21'6", B.25-1/4". Arima, 1987, Adney & Chapelle, 1964.
Baffin/Labrador kayak: Hull Maritime Museum. Collected by J. Ross, ca. 1830. L. 20'11-3/8" B.24-11/16" Surveyed by H. Golden, un-published.
Baffin Island Kayak: Canadian Museum of Civilization. No. IV-X-96. Collected by J. E. Bernier, 1909. L.13'2" B.25" Arima, 1987.
Labrador Kayak: Musee de Beaux-Arts, Rennes 1794.1.781: Collection of C-P de Robien pre 1750s. L.22'7", B.24-11/16" Surveyed by H. Golden, un-published.
North Baffin Island Kayak: National Museum of Scotland. No. U.C.765. L.17'10-1/8", B.23" Surveyed by H. Golden, un-published.
West Greenland Kayak: Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, E.102. L.18'10-1/4" B.17-1/4" Collected ca. 1789. Surv'd by H.Golden. Published in Wooden Boat Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2003, and in Heath, et al., 2004:66, fig. 3.5., and in H. Golden, 2006.
West Greenland kayak: British Museum, London. No Number. L.17'6", B.18-1/2". Ca.1850's? John Brand, 1988.
West Greenland kayak: De Hidde Nijland Stichting, Hindeloopen, the Netherlands. No.2. L.18'8", B.15-5/8". Ca.1600's. Published in SeaKayaker magazine, Oct. 2002, in Heath, et al. 2004:64, fig.3.2., and H. Golden, 2006.
West Greenland kayak: Wrangell Armory, Skokloster, Sweden. L.18'8-1/4", B.17-1/4". Ca.1600's. Surveyed by Hugh Collings. Published in Heath, et al. 2004:78, fig. 4.4.
West Greenland kayak: Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands. No. 349-1. L.17'11-1/8" B.15-1/4". Ca. 1600's. Published in SeaKayaker magazine, Oct. 2002, in Heath, et al. 2004:64, fig. 3.3., and in H. Golden, 2006.
West Greenland Kayak: Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. L.16'6-3/4" B.20-15/16". Collected by Kenneth Taylor, 1959, at Illorsuit. Surveyed by Duncan R. Winning.
South Greenland kayak: Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands. No.1076- 1. L.16'11-1/4" B.17-3/4". Collected in 1892. Surveyed by H. Golden. (I have built four of these kayaks.) Published in Wooden Boat Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2003, and H. Golden, 2006.
East Greenland kayak: Museon, Den Haag, the Netherlands. No. 48057. L.19'9-3/8" B.19-1/8". Collected in 1933. Published in SeaKayaker Magazine , June 2000, in Heath, et al., 2004:70, fig. 3.10., and H. Golden, 2006.