Kayak Comparative Data

Average Measurements

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Kayak Type Collection No Date Length Beam to Sheer Weight

No. Provenience (cm/in) (cm/in) (cm/in) (kg/lb.)

Greenland

00009 Greenland AMNH 60.1/5053 1851 482 41.6 18

Greenland 15' 9.7" 16.3" 39.6

00100 Greenland AMNH 60/6172 1908 516 48.1 15.5

West Greenland 16' 11." 18.9" 6.1"

00260 Greenland DHNS 2 1600s 568.96 39.689 17.46

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 8.0" 15.6" 6.8"

00189 Greenland FNM 5023 496.2 52.3 14

16' 3.3" 20.5" 5.5"

00265 Greenland HMG E. 0102 1789 567.055 43.815 17.78

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 7.2" 17.2" 7"

00263 Greenland HMG E. 584 c. 1819 (?) 537.845 46.355 15.87

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 7.7" 18.2" 6.2"

00264 Greenland HMG E. 585 c. 1819 (?) 548.9575 44.45 17.14

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' .12" 17.5" 6.7"

00262 Greenland HMM 64 c. 1833 (?) 542.925 45.72 18.09

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 9.7" 18" 7.1"

00261 Greenland HMN G. 109 1837 542.29 42.545 16.82

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 9.5" 16.7" 6.6"

00269 Greenland MdH 57966 c. 1600s (?) 558.8 44.767 18.41

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 3.9" 17.6" 7.2"

00270 Greenland MdH 57992 509.27 52.07 16.82

West Greenland Harvey Golden 16' 8.4" 20.5" 6.6"

00267 Greenland MMG 1968-81-1 1908 522.605 45.72 17.14

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 1.7" 18" 6.7"

00268 Greenland MMG 1984-285 552.45 40.64 16.51

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 1.5" 16" 6.5"

00154 Greenland NMM 76/13/88 (loan from Chateau

00157 Greenland NMM IV-A-432 537 47.5 17.5 22.7

17' 7.4" 18.7" 6.8" 50.0

00148 Greenland NMM IV-A-447 (IV-X-216) 527.5 49.5 13 17.2

17' 3.6" 19.4" 5.1" 37.9

00272 Greenland NMS A.1866.53 c. 1866 (?0 495.935 45.72 16.82

Harvey Golden 16' 3.2" 18" 6.6"

00273 Greenland NMS A.1995 548.005 43.497 16.82

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 11." 17.1" 6.6"

00271 Greenland NMS U.C. 764 < 1865 539.75 43.18 17.14

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 8.4" 17" 6.7"

00275 Greenland RMDR 46 c. 1600s (/) 575.31 42.545 16.35

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 10." 16.7" 6.4"

00274 Greenland RvV 349-1 c. 1600s (?) 547.37 40.005 15.87

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 11." 15.7" 6.2"

00266 Greenland THN N/N 530.225 41.592 17.33

West Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 4.7" 16.3" 6.8"

00165 Greenland UPM L-84-817 1936

00164 Greenland UPM L-84-818 1936

00276 Greenland WFM 00232.1 c. 1600s (?) 553.72 53.816 16.19

West Greenland Harvey Golden 18' 2.0" 21.1" 6.3"

00277 Greenland WM WHITM:SCO1 pre 1824 579.12 42.862 18.41

West Greenland Harvey Golden 19' 0" 16.8" 7.2"

Metric 538.2 45.1 16.7 19.3

Average: English 17' 6.3" 17.7" 6.5" 42.5

Number 23 23 22 3

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Disko Bay

00150 Disko Bay NMM IV-A-375 1923 502.9 43.2 15.2 15.4

Disko Bay 16' 5.9" 17.0" 5.9" 33.9

00151 Disko Bay NMM IV-A-427 1921 502.9 15.9

Disko Bay 16' 5.9" 35.0

00149 Disko Bay NMM IV-A-428 1927 528.3 20

Disko Bay 17' 3.9" 44.0

Metric 511.4 43.2 15.2 17.1

Average: English 16' 5.3" 17.0" 5.9" 37.6

Number 3 1 1 3

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South Central West Greenland

00099 South Central West AMNH 60/6190 1908

Holsteinsborg

00152 South Central West NMM IV-A-483 1935 518.2 49.5 14.1 19.9

Holsteinberg 17' .01" 19.4" 5.5" 43.8

Metric 518.2 49.5 14.1 19.9

Average: English 17' .01" 19.4" 5.5" 43.8

Number 1 1 1 1

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South Greenland

00101 South Greenland AMNH 60/478 1895 550 50.2 17

South Greenland 18' .53" 19.7" 37.4

00002 South Greenland AMNH 60/480 1895 502.5 49 14

South Greenland 16' 5.8" 19.2" 5.5"

00212 South Greenland MAI 8/2722 1918

South Greenland

00278 South Greenland RvV 1076-1 1892 521.335 43.18 17.14

South Greenland Harvey Golden 17' 1.2" 17" 6.7"

Metric 524.6 47.5 15.6 17.0

Average: English 17' 2.5" 18.6" 6.1" 37.4

Number 3 3 2 1

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East Greenland

00007 East Greenland AMNH 60.1/600 3A 1931 591 49.8 15

Angmassalik 19' 4.6" 19.6" 5.9"

00213 East Greenland MAI 17/1711 A-P 1930 549 46.8 15

Angmaksalik 18' .14" 18.4" 5.9"

00281 East Greenland MdH 48057 1933 587.6925 48.577 15.24

East Greenland Harvey Golden 19' 3.3" 19.1" 6"

00282 East Greenland MdH 57602 1968 502.92 47.625 16.51

East Greenland Harvey Golden 16' 6" 18.7" 6.5"

00280 East Greenland MdH 59876 1970 476.25 49.53 15.87

East Greenland Harvey Golden 15' 7.5" 19.5" 6.2"

00169 East Greenland RGS NN1 1931 566.42 48.3 17.8

Angmakshallik 18' 6.9" 19.0" 7.0"

00279 East Greenland RvV 2823-1 1933 544.195 56.515 13.97

East Greenland 17' 10." 22.2" 5.5"

00171 East Greenland SPI NN1 1930-31 560.07 48.26

Angmagssalik 18' 4.5" 19"

Metric 547.2 49.4 15.6

Average: English 17' 5.4" 19.4" 6.1"

Number 8 8 7 0

Number of Kayaks = 262

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