"Bingo Hall" Canoe: large wood canoe, with a hole in one end (for docking purposes?). The sides average 1 inch in thickness while the base averages 1.5 to 2 inches in thickness. The canoe was carved from a single cypress log by a skilled builder. Has a shaped prow and stern. Based on extensive repairs, it was kept in service for some time. some cracks have been filled in with some type of caulking, possible pine resin or epoxy. Staples and nails have also been replaced with separate pieces of cypress, dove-tailed into the original body. The interior base of the canoe was apparently fiberglassed at a later date but much of this fiberglass patching has worn off or been removed. Both the interior and exterior show evidence of having been painted with a blueish-green paint. The exterior keel may once have been patched or sheeted with copper or lead sheeting based on tack hole patterns seen.
See Condition Report/Conservation Proposal and Observations attached in Multimedia links. See Accession file for the photographs that accompanied the Condition report.
|Artist||Henry John Billie? (see provenance)|
|Dimensions||H-2 W-3.5 L-28.417 feet|