Ship Name

Umiak

Origins/Provenance

Alaska/Northwest

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Length (feet)

25

Primary Propulsion

Human energy

Propulsion Specifications

paddled

Hull

leather-covered

Crew

9

Historical Note

Could carry 8 or 9 crew and substantial gear; a larger version of a kayak as used by eskimos of Alaska and Pacific Northwest

Related Images

external image umiakpc.jpg
Larger version of an Alaskan/Eskimo kayak; driftwood frame covered with seal or walrus skins
Image ID: 2026

Record ID: 291