Object photography

View of the artwork on display in 'Shorelines'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2001 through 2004.
View of the artwork on display in 'Shorelines'; Peabody Essex Museum; 2001 through 2004.
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Object description

  • Penobscot artist
  • Canoe, before 1826
  • Birchbark, spruce root
  • Maine, Northeastern United States, North America
  • L: 220 in, W: 35 in, D: 21 in (L: 558.8 cm, W: 88.9 cm, D: 53.3 cm)
  • E14268

SPECIAL COLLECTION

East India Marine Society Collection

DESCRIPTION

This is a full size birchbark canoe from the Penobscot River region of Maine. The watercraft is made entirely out of birchbark and native materials and laced with split spruce root.

Exhibition History

  • Upcoming Exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; 2015 through Present
  • Shorelines, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; 2001 through 2004