''Greenland Paddles by Gail Ferris:Neils Moller''
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New paddle made by Neils Møller at the Upernavik Museum

A thin blade with a shallow taper

This new paddle was very smooth of light yellow fine grained wood, without bone ornamentation and an elliptical cross section.

Similar paddle on Rosa Thorliefssen's father's kayak in Innarsuit which also was very likely the standard paddle in the 1930's (very light and especially long).

Length: 226cm

measured and drawn by Gail Ferris 6/29/95.

Gail E. Ferris
October 18, 1998

Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)