|Maker||possibly Newcomb, NY; possibly by Caleb Chase|
Guideboat paddle with decorative carved grip. "J.M.N." carved in round part at end of grip; below that on decorative end of shaft is stamped "J. MAC.N."
"J.MAC.N." is also stamped on round end on the other side.
Note: Possibly by Caleb Chase -is similar in general style, but the treatment is different. Much more refined than 90.43.1
Blade: 34" X 5"
James MacNaughton was the grandson of Archibald McIntyre, oneof the founders of the Adirondack Iron and Steel Co., who started iron smelting at Tahawus in the 1830s. MacN. was also a member of the Tahawus Club and a founding member of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks.
|Dimensions||W-5 L-71 Dia-1 inches|