SUSAN NIPPER

Using lines taken from an 1880s Adirondack Canoe at the Antique Boat Museum, volunteers Chuck Cripe and Seb Borrello built little SUSAN NIPPER, under direction from curator John Summers, as an ongoing live demonstration for museum visitors. Thought she is under 8' long, she will hold an adult. The museum launched the boat as part of its Festival of Oar, Paddle, & Sail in July 2007. They used slippery elm for the frames, white cedar for the planking and spruce for the rails.

Design Specs

LOA:
7′ 
8″
Beam:
2′ 
3″
Designer Name: 
John Rushton, possibly
Type/Rig/Power: 
Adirondack Canoe
Builder Name: 
Charles Cripe and Seb Borrello
Home Port: 
St. Lawrence River, NY
Launching Date: 
July 14, 2007