Kayak paddle given to Upernavik Museum from Odense Byter Museums

Measured on Dec 3rd, 1997

Gail Ferris

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kayak and paddle from Manitsoq area

 

Greenland kayak paddles can be found with dimensions and illustrations in;

 

www.nkhorizons.com/KitditStormPaddle.htm from Aassiat area

www.nkhorizons.com/Ilulissatkayakpaddles.htm from Ilulissat Museum

 

www.nkhorizons.com/NeilsMoellerPaddleUpv.htm a new paddle made by Neils in the 1990ís in Upernavik

 

www.nkhorizons.com/CurvedShaftPaddleUpv.htm an interesting purposefully bent shaft kayak paddle in Upernavik

www.nkhorizons.com/ManitsoqOdenseStormPaddle.htm

www.nkhorizons.com/NathanialJensenPaddle.htm from Kullorsuaq, Upernavik area

www.nkhorizons.com/KullorsuaqKayakLarsJensen95.htm watching Lars demonstrating hunting from his kayak

www.nkhorizons.com/NikolajJensenkayakpaddle.htm detailed drawings of paddles in Kullorsuaq

www.nkhorizons.com/DisabledKayakLaunch.htm images of how I launch and how Lars Jensen a Greenlander launches using his paddle

 

 

 

Kayak paddle given to Upernavik Museum from Odense Byter Museum in Denmark originally collected at Manitsoq in 1890ís appears to be very similar to a storm paddle I measured 6 95 from Kiidlit an island on the western edge of Disko Bay

This paddle has a very distinct ridge down the middle of the blade which the paddle from Kiidlit did not have.

This is a very thick paddle

Total length is 200 cm

Bone edge is 1 cm wide by 39 cm long by 0.75 cm thick

Bone tip is 8 cm long

Transition from paddle blade to shaft starts at 75 cm from the tip.

 

 

Flat widths dimensions in cm at the following distances from the tip to the shaft:

 

Maximum thickness at the middle paddle laid on edge

Edge thickness measured approx. 25 cm in from the edge

Edge thickness measured approx. 5 cm in from the edge

 

 

 

@†† 0 cm - 0.8 cm

 

 

 

@†† 2.5 cm - 9.2 cm

 

@†† 2.5 cm - 1.5 cm

 

 

 

@†† 5 cm - 10.4 cm

 

@†† 5 cm - 1.7 cm

 

 

 

@10 cm - 10 cm

 

@10 cm - 2.0 cm

 

10 cm - 0.75 cm

 

@20 cm - 9.2 cm

 

@20 cm - 2.3 cm

 

20 cm - 0.75 cm

 

@30 cm - 7.4 cm

 

@30 cm - 2.6 cm

 

 

 

@40 cm - 6.8 cm

 

@40 cm - 2.9 cm

 

 

 

@50 cm - 6.5 cm

 

@50 cm - 3.3 cm

 

 

 

@60 cm - 5.8 cm

 

@60 cm - 3.6 cm

60 cm - 0.65 cm

 

 

@70 cm - 5.7 cm

 

@60 cm - 3.6 cm

 

 

 

@75 cm - 5.2 cm

 

 

 

 

 

@77.5 cm - 4.4 cm

 

 

 

 

 

@80 cm - 3.2 cm

 

@80 cm - 4.4 cm

 

 

 

@90 cm - 2.8 cm

 

@90 cm - 4.8 cm

 

 

 

@ 100 cm - 2.8 cm

 

@ 100 cm - 5.1 cm

 

 

 

 

Kaaleraq Bech from Sisimiut paddling at Egamiut near Manitsoq with his paddle 1992