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Harvey Golden

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    www.traditionalkayaks.com

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    Astoria & Portland, Oregon
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    Working boats, Indigenous watercraft, U. S. Maritime Commission Ships. Scholarly interest in kayaks from the Arctic hunting tradition.

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  1. Dogs make for a very poor crew on model ships. They're lazy and prone to vice.
  2. Thank you. Yes, there's a lot of books on kayaks out there, though not always easy to find. Arima's writings are the best there is for Canadian Inuit kayaks. He writes that red ochre and crushed "black stone" mixed with oil were the paints used on kayaks around West Hudson Bay. Elsewhere, charcoal/soot and even octopus inks were used for black. All the best, Harvey
  3. Wood and tissue model with caribou lance and paddle (18" long). A full-size example would be 22'-28' long and 18"-21" wide. (Sources: "A Contextual Study of the Caribou Eskimo Kayak" [Arima, 1975], and "Inuit Kayaks In Canada" [Arima, 1987]).
  4. I haven't watched the film through, but I'd think you might find similar vessels (though not motorized) in Worcester's "The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze."
  5. Thank you! That is very helpful. I'll check out your website-- thank you again! Best, Harvey
  6. Beautifully done! May I ask which books have information on such boats? I've tried to find detailed books on traditional Japanese boats, but have come up with hardly anything save for a couple of superb books by Douglas Brooks. -Harvey
  7. That makes very good sense, but there are still a good number of drawings he made from lines that he took that are not pointed consistently. I think if he had felt strongly about one direction or the other, he would've pointed them thus, even when basing a drawing off of a historic plan, but who knows? -Harvey
  8. I was also thinking about drawings. . . Chapelle's lines-drawings are very inconsistent, which strikes me as a little odd. No doubt certain schools have their "ways," but others just followed their fancy. The thought of a boat (in model or lines drawing) traveling the direction one reads is interesting, but when I 'read' a boat, I go from bow to stern, so my inclination is to draw them pointing left. (My mentor told me not to draw them that way, BTW...) Harvey
  9. Thank you Michael. I enjoyed the entire process, and am happy with the results. Best, Harvey
  10. Built at 1/16"=1' to lines in R. Van Gaasbeek's "A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building" (1918).
  11. A compelling sign noted in Kyoto. . .
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