Wacaster-Dug Out Canoe

Linda Wacaster


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Dug Out Canoe is an original oil painting by Linda Wacaster.  The art measures 12″ x 9" and  the  frame is  13 1/4" x 10 1/4", frame included.


In the 1620’s, Wampanoag Indians were building and using canoes called Mishoons (burn and scrape) or, dug out canoes.  This was probably the first type of boat ever made.  Native Americans used stone tools and fire.  Carefully controlled fires were used to hollow out logs.  The fires were extinguished at intervals to scrape out the burned wood with turtle shells or stone tools giving the canoe a flat bottom with straight sides.

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