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Salem in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Native American Dugout Canoe

 
 
Native American Dugout Canoe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 2, 2019
1. Native American Dugout Canoe Marker
Inscription.  
Native American Dugout Canoe
The dugout canoe was made from giant white pines. They were burned hollow then scraped smooth using different kinds of shells gathered from the ocean. The outer part of the canoe was shaped being stone ratchets. The canoe was about 5 foot and a half long, two feet wide and [unreadable] long. Believe it or not, this would take them three weeks to complete.

Dugout Canoe
The canoe before you is a recreation of the one in our museum. We used a similar method of burning and gouging shaft this canoe. the one in the museum is estimated to be about 300 years old and was found in the Pow Wow River in 1940 by William F. Tucker. It became part of the William G. Goodwin Collection.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 42° 50.55′ N, 71° 12.45′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is in Salem, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be
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reached from Haverhill Road just north of Christine Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Haverhill Rd, Salem NH 03079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Three Sisters Garden (a few steps from this marker); Native American Wigwam (a few steps from this marker); America's Stonehenge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pattee Area (about 500 feet away); Chester Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Stevens Memorial Hall (approx. 8.3 miles away); Chester American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Chester Congregational Church (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Native American Dugout Canoe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 2, 2019
2. Native American Dugout Canoe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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