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Object description

  • George R. Underwood (Massachusetts)
  • Urchin, 1884
  • Wood, metal, textile, cordage
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • H: 117 in, L: 171 in, W: 31 in (H: 297.2 cm, L: 434.3 cm, W: 78.7 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Southwick, 1977
  • M17031


This is a fully rigged Sailing canoe, the URCHIN. It has two paddles, a mast, a foot pedal, a rudder, sails, and running rigging. It was made by George Underwood, 1884, while a student at MIT.