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Object Name Oar
Date 1880-1940
Maker Rushton, J.H., Canton, NY
Material Wood
Used Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid
Description Three broken guideboat-style oars.
B. oar is intact but pin is broken off at the cheek. Oar is painted (or stained?) grey-green. Grip is rounded, loom is chamfered, there's a spine down the 26" blade. Grip is rounded and rotted at the end from having been stored upright on a damp surface. Pin has been moved inboard; the loom at the old location is much worn and the hole for the bolt has been plugged.
77" X 5"

C. mate to (B). Loom is broken at pin (pin missing). Same pattern of wear as on (b).
57 1/2" X 5

D. blade and loom of an oar similar to b&c but lighter weight and shaft is rounded from the chamfer to the blade; no spine.
64" X 4 1/2"
Collection BBB330A
Catalog Number 1956.075.0001B-D
Imagefile 051\1956.075.0001B-D.JPG
Species Oar