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The Lake Oneida Durham Boat

Author(s): Ben L. Ford

Year: 2015

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During the late 18th and early 19th centuries Durham boats were an important means to carry goods along the inland rivers of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to the construction of canals these boats were one of the few ways to move substantial cargoes and they figured prominently in the economic development of the region. Despite this importance no archaeological examples have been recorded. However, preliminary analysis of a shipwreck in Oneida Lake suggests that it is the remains of a Durham boat. This paper will summarize what is known about Durham boats and compare the historical descriptions to the archaeological remains.

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The Lake Oneida Durham Boat. Ben L. Ford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433993)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 291

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America