This is a Salish dugout canoe from Sidney B.C. It is of wide and heavy construction, built for safety, stability and durability It has a flat bottom and was paddled or towed in the shallow waters along the coast. Canoes of this type were used largely by women and children for food gathering, or casual inshore fishing. This particular canoe was used by Edith Cross, age 90, for gathering clams.
Accession Number: 980.6
Length: 2.46 metres (8 feet 1 inch)
Beam: 6 96.5 centimetres (3 feet 2 inches) Builder:
Builder: Unknown, date built unknown.