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Object Name Paddle
Date 1890-1920
Maker possibly Newcomb, NY; possibly by Caleb Chase
Material Wood (spruce?)
Used Tahawus Club
Description 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

LOA: 71
Blade: 34" X 5"
Notes width=blade

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
Collection BBBA110
Catalog Number 2000.020.0001
Imagefile 080\2000.020.0001.JPG
Species Paddle
Owned by MacNaughton, James