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:

  1. 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".
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Chukchi or Russian Yupik Kayak: Uebersee Museum, Bremen; C.8707. L.13'3", B.24-1/2". Unknown Provenance; Likely ca. 1900. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  6. Unangan Iqyax: Uncollected kayak; Period scale drawing (1805) by Ivan Koriukin, published in George Dyson's "Baidarka: The Kayak" (page 38).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.) 
  10. 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.
  11. Unangan Uluxtax:  U.S. National Museum of Natural History, W.D.C.  No.160336.  L.20'9" B.22". Collected in 1889.  Zimmerly, 1986; H.Golden, 2016.
  12. Unangan Uluxtadax: U.S. National Museum of Natural History, W.D.C.  No.398278. L.23'2" B.26-5/8". Collected ca. 1885. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  13. Sugpiaq kayak (Chugach): Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough. No. 977.185. L.14'6-1/4" B. 27-11/16". Pre-1918. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  14. Sugpiaq kayak (Koniag): Danish National Museum, Copenhagen. No.Ib160.  L.14'3", B.26".  Collected in 1851.  Zimmerly, 1986; H.Golden, 2016.
  15. 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.
  16. Bristol Bay (Aglurmiut) kayak: Private Collection, California: L.12'6-1/4" B.25-3/16". Provenance Unknown. Surveyed by H. Golden;H.Golden, 2016.
  17. Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta kayak: Private Collection; ca. 1930's.  L.14'5-1/2", B.27-13/16".  Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  18. Nunivak Island kayak: Canadian Canoe Museum no. 977.176. L.16'4-3/4" B.30-1/2". Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  19. Unaligmiut kayak: Smithsonian/ USNMNH no. 160327. L.16'11", B.23-3/16". Collected ca. 1889. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  20. Unaligmiut kayak: Smithsonian, No.160175. L.16'11-3/4" B.23-1/2".  Collected in 1889.  Surveyed by Howard Chapelle, Adney & Chapelle: The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America, 1964.
  21. King Island kayak: National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian) No.8.2719. L.14'1-1/4" B.23-3/8". Circa late 1800s. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  22. Bering Straits Kayak: American Museum of Natural History, no. Esk/0162. L. 14'11-1/2", B.22-11/16" Circa late 1800s. Surveyed by H. Golden & Richard Nonas; H.Golden, 2016.
  23. Kotzebue Sound Kayak: Mariners' Museum, no. BU-05. L.17'2", B.18". Collected in 1888. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016; also surv'd and pub'd in Adney & Chapelle.
  24. Kobuk River Kayak: Paul Jensen Arctic Museum, n/n. L.11'11" B.27-1/2". Orig. built 1940s. Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  25. Point Barrow kayak: Smithsonian, No.307211.  L.18'1/2", B.18-3/4".  Collected ca. 1881-83.  Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016 . Also in Adney & Chapelle, 1964, as the USNM 57773.  
  26. North Alaskan Kayak: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, no. 0005-165. L. 15'8" B. 22-3/8". Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  27. North Alaskan Retrieval Kayak: Burke Museum, Seattle, no. 1.2e1600. L.10'1-5/8" B.26-3/8". Surveyed by H. Golden; H.Golden, 2016.
  28. 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.       
  29. 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).
  30. Copper Inuit kayak: CMC, Ottawa.  No.IV-D-1057.  L.23'3", B.15-3/4".  Collected ca. 1914.  Arima, 1987. 
  31. Nattilingmiut Kayak: Oslo University Museum. No.16140. L.20'3-7/8", W.17-9/16". Collected ca. 1904. Surveyed by Golden (un-published).
  32. Nattilingmiut kayak:   CMC, Ottawa.  No.Iv-C-708.  L.20'2-1/4", B.18".  Collected ca. 1913.  Arima, 1987. 
  33. 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).
  34. 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) 
  35. 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).
  36. Iglulingmiut/Aivilik Inland kayak: Horniman Museum, London. No.18.11.61b. L.15'7-3/4" B.16-7/16". Provenance Unknown. Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
  37. Iglulingmiut Inland kayak:   British Museum, London.  No.Q94-AM2.  B.19".  Collected ca. 1820.  Surveyed by Mike Morgan. Un-published(?)
  38. Aivilik Ocean-Kayak:   Private Collection. L.18'7-1/4" B.20".  Surveyed by Howard Chapelle.  Adney & Chapelle, 1964. (Fig.195, P.205).
  39. Aivilingmiut/Iglulingmiut Ocean-Kayak: Danish National Museum. No.P.27.793. L.18'3-1/2" W.23-1/4". Collected ca. 1923. Surveyed by H. Golden (un-published).
  40. 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.
  41. 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).
  42. 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.) 
  43. "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.
  44. 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.
  45. Baffin Island Kayak: Canadian Museum of Civilization. No. IV-X-96. Collected by J. E. Bernier, 1909. L.13'2" B.25" Arima, 1987.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Inuhuit (Polar Greenland) kayak: Smithsonian. No.160388.  L.17'6", B.22-1/8". Adney & Chapelle, 1964; H. Golden, 2006.       
  49. Inuhuit (Polar Greenland) kayak: Greenland National Museum, KNK 1007.  L.16'5-1/8" B.21-7/8" Collected by Thom. Thomsen in 1909. Surv'd by H. Golden. Published in Heath, et al., 2004:72, fig.3.12, and in H. Golden, 2006.
  50. Inuhuit (Polar Greenland) kayak: Greenland National Museum, KNK 528. L.16'2" W.20-3/4". Ca. 1950s, Qaanaaq. H. Golden, 2006.
  51. West Greenland Kayak: Schiffergesellschaft, Lubeck.  L. 17'5-3/4" B. 18-1/2".  Collected ca. 1605.  H. Golden, 2006. 
  52. West Greenland Kayak: Rijpers' Museum, De Rijp, the Netherlands. Ca. 1600s. L. 18'9" B.16-3/4". H. Golden, 2006.    
  53. 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.
  54. West Greenland kayak:   British Museum, London. No Number.  L.17'6", B.18-1/2".  Ca.1850's?  John Brand, 1988.
  55. West Greenland kayak: Greenland National Museum, no. KNK 1161.   L. 17-9-5/8", B.15" Ca. 1600's. H. Golden, 2006.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. West Greenland kayak:Smithsonian NMNH 160325: L.18'4-1/4", B.22-5/16". Ca.1885. Published in Adney & Chapelle, 1964, and in H. Golden, 2006.
  59. 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.
  60. West Greenland kayak: Westfries Museum, Hoorn, the Netherlands.  L.18'2", B.21-3/16".  Ca. 1600-1700.  Published in Heath, et al. 2004:62, fig.3.1, and H. Golden, 2006.
  61. West Greenland kayak: Greenland National Museum. KNK 1215. L.16'5", B.20". Ca. 1919. Surveyed by J. Heath, w/further notes by Golden. Published in H. Golden, 2006.
  62. West Greenland kayak: Collection of Nuuk Kayak Club.  L.16'9" B.19-1/2". Ca. 1950's/60's.  Surveyed by H.Golden. Published in Heath, et al., 2004:69, figs. 3.9a & 3.9b, and also in H. Golden, 2006.
  63. West Greenland kayak: Greenland National Museum. KNK 2050. L.16'10-1/4" B.18-3/4". Ca. mid 20th C. Nuuk. H. Golden, 2006.
  64. West Greenland kayak: Uncollected example; From P.S. Jensen 1975, Plate II: Aasiaat Kayak from ca. 1960. L.15'3", B.20-5/8".
  65. West Greenland kayak:   Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa. CMC IV-A-432. L.17'7-1/2", B.18-11/16".  Made in Nuuk, 1967.  Arima, et.al. 1991, and H. Golden, 2006.
  66. West Greenland kayak:  Greenland National Museum.  KNK.2237. L.17'2-1/4", B.18-7/16".  Upernavik, 1930. Published in Wooden Boat Magazine Jan./Feb. 2003, and H. Golden, 2006.
  67. West Greenland Kayak: Private Collection.   Purchased by John Heath, 1959, from Illorsuit. Published in H. Golden, 2006.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. South Greenland Kayak: Danish National Museum no. L.9726. L.19'5" B. 20-1/8". Collected by K. Rassmussen, 1928 at Nanortalik. H. Golden, 2006.
  71. East Greenland kayak: Danish National Museum no. L.19.157.  L.18'7-3/4" B.18-3/4".  Collected and/or donated ca. 1932 by Therkel Mathiassen.  John Brand, 1987, and H. Golden, 2006.
  72. 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.
  73. East Greenland kayak: (As above).
  74. East Greenland Kayak: Museon, Den Haag, the Netherlands. No.59876. L.15'7-3/8" B.19-1/2".Collected in 1970 at Tiniteqilaaq by Gert Nooter. H. Golden, 2006.
  75. East Greenland kayak: Danish National Museum no. Lc.148. L.18'4-3/8" B.20-5/8". Collected ca. 1842 by Carl Holboll. John Brand, 1987 (Little Kayak Book, vol. III), and H. Golden, 2006.

 

 

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