- Bering Strait 2-hole Kayak
- Mariners Museum, Newport News, MAM
Lines drawing in
- Photograph taken by Ray B. Dame, July 1938 in
on Norton Sound, courtesy of the Anchorage Museum of
History and Art.
- Length - 18'
- Beam - 27.8"
- Depth to Sheer - 10.8"
- Loaded kayak stable to 48 degrees
This two-hole kayak is of the King Island type. Of all the Bering
Strait kayaks, this type was reportedly the best made and strongest. Its
strength was such that the kayak and kayaker could be launched from a
rocky overhang by two strong men. On a signal from the kayaker, they
picked up the loaded kayak and threw it over the surf line. These kayaks
were designed to be used in the stormy waters of Bering Strait and were
used for long-distance travel. The example
should provide a great sea kayak for a couple intent on distance paddling.
06 Jul 2014
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