Sunday, September 18, 2011

Historic Photo - Louis Mitchell - Passamaquoddy

Here are some shots of another "Celebrity" canoe paddle. That of Louis Mitchell, a Passamaquoddy who apparently was the first Indian member of the Legislature of Maine.

Louis Mitchell, Passamaquoddy, in a Canoe at Saint John, New Brunswick
Saint John, New Brunswick
Accession Number: 1987.17.461

Louis Mitchell, Passamaquoddy, with Paddle
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Accession Number:1987.17.464

The scale paddle shows just how large some of them could be - assumingly for use in ocean going canoes and for standup paddling.

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